Baked Macaroni and Cheese Recipes

Baking your mac & cheese builds big flavor. Check out all our top-rated recipes for creamy baked macaroni and cheese.

Staff Picks

Homemade Mac and Cheese

Rating: 4 stars 2610
Sharp Cheddar and Parmesan cheese combine for this extra creamy mac 'n' cheese recipe. Just 20 minutes to prep and 30 to bake.
By Allrecipes Member

Mom's Favorite Baked Mac and Cheese

Rating: 4.5 stars 1112
This is a macaroni and cheese I first made 3 years ago when I was in California. When I got back to Texas I made it for my mom. This is now her favorite baked macaroni and cheese. She begs me to make it when I come to visit.

Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Rating: 4 stars 620
A friend of mine sent this recipe to me when I got my first apartment, because she knows how much I hate cooking! It's really easy -- even I can make it -- and tastes great. I'm not sure where she found the recipe, but it included the note 'Good source of protein, vitamin A, B group vitamins, calcium.'
By Meredith

Classic Macaroni and Cheese

Rating: 4 stars 425
This is the classic baked Mac and Cheese of my childhood. You can add sun-dried tomatoes if you wish, or sometimes I substitute minced garlic for the salt and pepper to give it added zing! It can make Saturday Night more fun!
By Allrecipes Member

Cheese's Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Rating: 4.5 stars 372
I got this recipe from my sister, whom I nicknamed Cheese when we were little girls. Now that we're adults, the name still sticks and my children call her Auntie Cheese. Needless to say, with a nickname like Cheese, her Baked Mac and Cheese is definitely the best around.

Old School Mac n' Cheese

Rating: 4.5 stars 161
This is a completely unpretentious, down-home macaroni and cheese recipe just like my grandma and mom always made. A simple white sauce where you add cheese and a few other flavors with macaroni and a potato chip crust. This recipe makes a lot, I like to make two pans so I can take one to a pot luck and have the other one to keep in the fridge for later. It's an easy recipe to adjust down if you only want to make one pan. If you aren't cooking it right away, just keep the topping separate until you are ready to put it in the oven.

Smoky Four Cheese Macaroni Bake

Rating: 4.5 stars 210
This rich macaroni combines the savory flavors of Swiss, Monterey Jack, sharp Cheddar, and Parmesan cheeses along with sauteed garlic and onion to make a creamy sauce to die for. Add a little liquid smoke for a, well, smoky taste.

Green Mac and Cheese

Rating: 4 stars 6
I made this recipe after seeing a spicy mac and cheese on TV. There was no recipe, so I just made one up. While it didn't seem very spicy to me, it came out delightfully creamy and gooey with just a hint of a kick.

Easy Gluten-Free Macaroni and Cheese

Rating: 4.5 stars 52
Cheesy gluten-free deliciousness that is super easy to make. Kid-approved!

Lobster Mac and Cheese

Rating: 4 stars 95
High class meets down home. This dish is just my style. The amazing combination of flavors make this one of my favorites.
By Ange

Tuna Mac

Rating: 4 stars 53
An easy casserole using mac-n-cheese from a box with a can of tuna, mushrooms, and bread crumbs on top.

Shannon's Smoky Macaroni and Cheese

Rating: 4.5 stars 153
This recipe is the best Mac & Cheese you'll ever have. It is literally one of 3 meals everyone in my family will eat. The smoked gouda gives this dish its smoky rich flavor. It's a gourmet grown-up version of the kiddie classic. Take any leftovers and cut into bite-sized squares, bread, and deep fry for a yummy snack.

Inspiration and Ideas

Baked Homemade Macaroni and Cheese
Rating: Unrated 586
"I make this all the time for parties and it's always a staple. So many people ask me to bring this! It's so simple, rich, and delicious." – Camille Evans
Home-Style Macaroni and Cheese
Rating: Unrated 261
"This is the best macaroni and cheese recipe I've tried. I doubled the recipe to fill a 9x13 pan." – Lisa Altmiller
Old Fashioned Mac and Cheese
Rating: 4.5 stars 825

This is a classic recipe for macaroni and cheese. The kids will love this!