How to Make a Mean Mac-n-Cheese

No cheesy jokes here, we promise – just 5 incredible and easy recipes.



1. Good Ole Mac


8 ounces uncooked elbow macaroni
4 slices of American cheese
ketchup, if desired


  1. Cook macaroni according to the package directions. Drain.
  2. Place the macaroni in a saucepan over medium heat.
  3. Add slices of American cheese and/or ketchup to taste.
  4. Stir until cheesy and delicious.



2. Grilled Mac-n-Cheese Sandwich


Good ole Mac
2 slices of bread


  1. Spread the Good ole Mac evenly in a square baking dish.
  2. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm.
  3. Cut the mac-and-cheese into equally sliced squares.
  4. Preheat a pan over medium-low heat.
  5. Place each mac-and-cheese square over a slice of bread
  6. Top with a second piece of bread & griddle the sandwich until golden, about 4 minutes on each side.



3. Al Dente Macaroni

We give the traditional elbow macaroni an Italian twist by using a variety of cheeses and having the pasta remain a bit more firm.


8 ounces uncooked elbow macaroni
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1 cup shredded mozzarella
½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
½ cup cream cheese
3 cups milk
2 ½ tablespoons all-purpose flour
¼ cup butter
½ cup bread crumbs
1 pinch paprika


  1. Cook pasta as directed until it’s neither too firm nor too soft. Drain.
  2. In a saucepan, melt butter over medium-high heat.
  3. Add pasta and milk, stir in cheeses.
  4. Slowly stir in flour.
  5. Cook over low heat until cheese is melted.
  6. Melt butter in a skillet.
  7. Add breadcrumbs and brown. Spread over the macaroni and cheese to cover.



4. Macaroni Pizza


Frozen pizza
Good Ole Mac
Olive oil
Optional: Regular green peppers/hot peppers/vegetables


  1. Start by making some good ole mac.
  2. Brush pizza crust with olive oil.
  3. Top with macaroni and cheese and optional vegetables.
  4. Bake at 450 degrees for 7-10 minutes.



5. Cheesy Spring Rolls


Good Ole Mac
Canola oil
8-inch square frozen spring roll wrappers, defrosted
1 egg, beaten with one tablespoon water
No-stick baking spray
Sriracha hot pepper sauce, to taste


  1. Brush the edges of spring rolls with the egg mixture.
  2. Scoop about 2 tablespoons of good ole mac onto the bottom half of the square. Fold the two edges. Roll tight.
  3. Place on a baking sheet sprayed with non-stick spray.
  4. Preheat oven to 350F. Bake spring rolls for 5-7 minutes, turning once.


  1. Frying: Deep fry spring rolls in 3 inches of oil at 350F for 5 minutes until shell is crispy golden brown.


Cover photo: @cy_eats

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