POPSUGAR Celebrity

YumSugar's Must-Try Mac and Cheese Recipes

Oct 7 2010 - 9:45am

Did you know that October is National Pasta Month? Since no one can resist the glorious combination of pasta and cheese, I thought what better way to celebrate pasta than by rounding up our awesome macaroni and cheese recipes?! Last year we dedicated a whole 31 days to featuring our favorite mac and cheese variations [1]. Here, we sifted through the numerous recipes to come up with 10 timeless dishes that, regardless of what kind of dinner you're planning, will be a smash hit.

Ready for the macstravaganza? Read on.

Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese

Like buffalo chicken? Love macaroni and cheese? Then combine the best of both worlds with a ridiculously indulgent baked dish [2].

Three-Cheese Mini Macs

Your guests will be a sucker for these festive-hued, miniature macaroni bites [3]. They're the perfect, compact appetizer for Fall.

Ditalini With Potatoes and Provola

Neapolitan-style mac and cheese [4] with potatoes? Don't knock it 'til you try it! You'll love the combo of velvety potatoes, smoked provola cheese, and savory bacon.

Gorgonzola Apple Macaroni and Cheese

For a sophisticated take on comfort [5], turn to creamy, steamy, slightly sharp Gorgonzola sauce, foiled by chewy elbows, tart apple bits, and toasted walnuts.

Macaroni and Three Cheeses

PartySugar found this macaroni with Parmesan [6], white cheddar, Gorgonzola, and onion béchamel so addictive she wound up eating too much of it at once!

Tex-Mex Macaroni and Cheese

Throw a party in your mouth with this Tex-Mex riff [7] on the American favorite, which calls upon the creeping spiciness of roasted poblano chiles.

Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

Butternut squash [8] imparts a mild, nutty taste that complements the flavor of cheddar cheese.

Kraft-Style Stovetop Mac

Make your childhood favorite 10 times better with a stovetop recipe [9] that calls for both Velveeta and good-quality, extra-sharp cheddar.

Goat Cheese and Pesto Orecchiette

Orecchiette ears prove to be the best vessel for picking up creamy goat cheese pesto sauce [10].

Leeks and Sharp Cheddar Mac and Cheese

Sautéed leeks, sharp cheddar, and penne come together for a macaroni and cheese dish that's both traditional and modern [11]. Want to take it to the next level? Top it off with crumbled bacon.

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