Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese Recipes

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Staff Picks

No-Bake Crispy Potato Chip Mac and Cheese

Rating: 3.5 stars 19
Since everyone agrees that the best part of a macaroni and cheese is the crisp, crunchy topping, why not feature that as the star of the dish? This recipe makes extra cheese sauce, so save it in the fridge for the next batch.

Bleu Cheese Macaroni

Rating: 4.5 stars 127
This is not your average mac and cheese! Macaroni is combined with a creamy mixture of bleu cheese, Parmesan cheese and yogurt, and served with green and red bell peppers.
By sal

Best One Pot Cheese and Macaroni

Rating: 3.5 stars 45
This recipe uses less milk and no thickener what-so-ever! Very cheesy, too! You can either serve it from the pot, or top with buttered crumbs and put in 350 oven to brown for half an hour, but we like ours fine without.

Macaroni and Cheese III

Rating: 4 stars 50
A rich macaroni and cheese recipe, with lots of sharp Cheddar cheese. Especially good with the addition of browned ground beef or spicy sausage.
By Allrecipes Member

Cheese and Hamburger Macaroni

Rating: 4.5 stars 135
Homemade version of Hamburger Helper® - just as easy and tastes so much better! You will need a large skillet with a tight fitting lid.

Lightened-Up Macaroni and Cheese

Who doesn't love macaroni and cheese? This lightened-up version is sure to please those who want to indulge without the extra calories!

Ed's Macaroni Jumble

Rating: 4.5 stars 15
Kids will love this. It is easy to make for supper when there's not a lot of time.

Macaroni and Cheese with Bacon and Onions

Rating: 4 stars 23
Macaroni and cheese is perfect supper food. It's a kids' favorite, and adults like it too. My recipe is simple and almost as quick as the boxed variety. Try this variation with bacon and caramelized onions.
By Ben S.

Kicked-Up Goulash

Rating: 4 stars 5
This is no elementary school goulash, although it's as easy and a teen-pleaser. I created this recipe with what I had on hand, but the pearl onions and corn kick it up. It's hard to stop eating.

Gluten-Free Mac-n-Cheese

Rating: 3.5 stars 5
Mascarpone makes this cheesy pasta extra creamy, and the addition of potato starch means the sauce thickens without flour.

Mac and 'Shews (Vegan Mac and Cheese)

Rating: 4.5 stars 50
Cashews are basically vegan dairy. Blend them with a little liquid and you've got a smooth cream, similar to half-and-half. Mixed with broth, nutritional yeast, miso and seasonings along with the macaroni and you've got delish mac 'n cheese.

Inspiration and Ideas

Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese
Rating: Unrated 213
"Loved it. My family gobbled it up. Asked if this was a keeper recipe and everyone said, 'Definitely!'" – msedwards
South-of-the-Border Mac and Cheese
Rating: Unrated 34
This slow cooker macaroni and cheese gets a pop of color and spice from green chiles, chili powder, and tomatoes.
One-Pan White Cheddar Mac and Cheese
Rating: 4.5 stars 10

If you can make boxed macaroni and cheese, you can make this one-pan, scratch-made mac and cheese! The bacon, chives, and crispy bread crumb topping add some great extra flavor and texture.