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19 Recipes Every Serious Mac 'N' Cheese Lover Needs To Try

Sweet dreams are made of cheese.

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1. White Cheddar Truffle Mac 'n' Cheese

The Almond Eater / Via thealmondeater.com

This drool-worthy meal features truffle oil, mushrooms, and Parmesan cheese. The best part: You can whip it up in a single skillet in under 30 minutes. Get the recipe.

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2. Jalapeño Popper Mac 'n' Cheese

Life As A Strawberry / Via lifeasastrawberry.com

Creamy, spicy, heavenly goodness in every bite. Get the recipe.

3. Broccoli Chicken Mac 'n' Cheese

Damn Delicious / Via damndelicious.net

Great news: There's veggies and protein beneath all that cheese. Get the recipe.

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4. BBQ Pulled Pork Mac 'n' Cheese

Sweet Recipeas / Via sweetrecipeas.com

When life gives you leftover pulled pork, use it to make this life-changing mac. Get the recipe.

5. Cheesy Baked Tortellini

Somewhat Simple / Via somewhatsimple.com

Cheese-filled tortellini smothered in even more cheese and baked under a layer of panko breadcrumbs? Count me in. Get the recipe.

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6. Parmesan Spinach Mac 'n' Cheese

Life as a Strawberry / Via lifeasastrawberry.com

It's like two favorite comfort foods — spinach artichoke dip and mac and cheese — had a baby. So you know it's gonna be good. Get the recipe.

7. Pumpkin Mac 'n' Cheese with Swiss Chard and Crispy Bacon

Hip Foodie Mom / Via hipfoodiemom.com

Pro tip: Start with Annie's white shells and dress them up with pumpkin purée, veggies, cheese, and bacon for a low-effort meal that tastes unbelievable. Get the recipe.

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8. One Pot Mac and Cheese

Eazy Peazy Meals / Via eazypeazymealz.com

Why dirty extra dishes when you can make this whole cheesy situation in a single pot? Get the recipe.

9. Truffled Gnocchi Mac 'n' Cheese

Foodie Crush / Via foodiecrush.com

When it comes to the world of pasta, gnocchi is king. Get the recipe.

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10. Bacon Mac 'n' Cheese Cups

The Gunny Sack / Via thegunnysack.com

Hello, greatest party app ever. You can make these bacon bites in advance and heat them up before your guests arrive for a never-fail crowd pleaser. Get the recipe.

11. French Onion Mac 'n' Cheese

Joy of Kosher / Via joyofkosher.com

TFW two comfort foods become one. Get the recipe.

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12. Cajun Shrimp Mac 'n' Cheese

Lemons for Lulu / Via lemonsforlulu.com

Shrimp and cajun seasoning upgrade this childhood favorite into something much more sophisticated. Get the recipe.

13. Kale and Butternut Squash Mac 'n' Cheese

Family Food on the Table / Via familyfoodonthetable.com

Trick the kids into eating their veggies with this sneaky recipe. You'd never realize there's butternut squash in all that cheesiness. Get the recipe.

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14. Chicken Caprese Mac 'n' Cheese

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Get all your food groups in a single dish. Oh, I should mention the whole thing gets cooked in one pot. Get the recipe.

15. Fried Mac 'n' Cheese Balls

Foodie Crush / Via foodiecrush.com

Start with some mac and cheese (you can use the boxed stuff to save time). Roll the mac and cheese balls in your favorite potato chip or bread crumb crust, then fry them until golden brown, crispy perfection. Get the recipe.

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16. Buffalo Chicken Mac 'n' Cheese

Yammie's Noshery / Via yammiesnoshery.com

Loaded with onion and garlic powder, blue cheese, Worcestershire sauce, and Tabasco, this mac and cheese packs a serious kick. Get the recipe.

17. Lobster Mac 'n' Cheese

The Beach House Kitchen / Via thebeachhousekitchen.com

Bookmark this one for summer and then splurge. Get the recipe.

18. Breakfast Mac 'n' Cheese

Show Me The Yummy / Via showmetheyummy.com

Anything can be considered breakfast when you crack an egg on it. Get the recipe.

19. Chicken and Pesto Mac 'n' Cheese

A Gouda Life / Via agoudalife.com

If you want to save time and effort, opt for rotisserie chicken and store bought pesto. This recipe will never not be delicious. Get the recipe.

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