Happy Monday peeps!

Welcome to another week (one in which I will have to work all 5 days). I don’t know about you, but mac and cheese is one of my fave comfort meals. I can’t eat it due to my allergies, but the thought of a nice hot plate of steaming, creamy mac and cheese makes my mouth water!

Here are 8 ways to make this classic.

1. My mom’s baked Mac and Cheese

My mom used to make this and now I bake this for my family. I don’t have measurements (of course), but you can guesstimate as needed.


1 box Elbow Macaroni noodles

1 block Cheddar Cheese, cut into chunks or strips




1. Cook the noodles until done. Drain.

2. In a round or square baking dish, layer noodles and cheese until you run out of room in the pan.

3. Put a few pats of butter on top.

4. Pour milk into the bottom of the dish. Pour more if you like it really creamy.

Bake covered at 350 until all cheese is melted. Remove the lid or foil and let it bake uncovered for a few minutes to make it nice and crispy on top.

One word – YUM.

2. Colorado River of Cheese and Macaroni

This recipe from The Food Network looks complicated, but yummy!

3. Macaroni and Cheese with Slow Roasted Tomato Slices

I would be remiss if I didn’t include a recipe from my nemesis Martha. This is a very gourmet version of the classic.

4. Macaroni and Cheese with Bacon

What else is there to say? It has bacon.

5. Alton Brown’s Macaroni and Cheese

This variation includes mustard powder and onion.

6. Green Chile Macaroni and Cheese

I like the concept of this, since I love green chile, but not sure about it in my mac and cheese…

7. Crockpot Macaroni and Cheese

Toss the ingredients in the crock pot and enjoy after work.

8. Mac and Cheese from scratch

From Southern Living – It looks to die for!

What is your variation? What is your kids favorite? Leave it in the comments!

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3 Responses to Menu Plan Monday – 8 Ways to Make Mac and Cheese

  1. Christine says:

    These all look great! I agree, mac and cheese is the ultimate comfort food. Yum!

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