The 15 BEST Mac-n-Cheese Recipes for Fall & Tips for Making It

With the temperatures falling I am totally in the mood for gooey mac and cheese. It is totally the comfort food of winter and we at The Family Kitchen have some great recipes to share with you. I also am excited to share some great tips for making the absolute best mac and cheese that were featured on The Daily Meal. Check out the tips first and then choose which recipe to make.

The Daily Meal swears by these steps for making awesome Mac & Cheese. Read-up and then check out the amazing Family Kitchen Mac-n-Cheese recipes and decide where to start first!

1) Cheese Choice: The type of cheese you use is of paramount importance. A blend of nutty cheddar and smooth melting jack is recommended!

2) Better Butter: A smooth butter is best, start with unsalted and add your own salt as needed.

3) Noodles & Cooking: Choose a noodle like penne because the tub sucks up the cheese. Cook the noodle until just al dente before stirring in the cheese sauce and baking.

4) Hint of Spice: A little hint of spice is always nice. Chipotle powder or dry mustard add particularly great flavor to cheese sauce.

5) Crispy Crust:  Let the casserole sit for about a minute under the broiler, or until it develops a nice crispy crust.

Check out here for The Daily Meal’s BEST Mac-n-Cheese Recipe!

  • Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese 1 of 24
    This awesome cheesy casserole is sweetened up by the addition of delicious, and healthy, butternut squash! Make Aimee's butternut squash mac & cheese
    Photo: Aimee Wimbush-Bourque
  • The Best Mac & Cheese Brooke Has Ever Made 2 of 24
    Brooke is a mastermind with Macaroni & Cheese and this was her best dish yet! Make Brooke's best macaroni and cheese
    Photo: Brooke McLay
  • Kid’s Favorite Mac & Cheese 3 of 24
    If you want to know what the kids will like every time try this kids favorite recipe. Mother tested, kid approved! Make the kid's favorite mac and cheese
    Photo: Brooke McLay
  • Chicken, Bacon & Caramelized Onion Mac & Cheese 4 of 24
    Take mac and cheese straight over the top with this amazing casserole by How Sweet It Is! Make Chicken Bacon & Caramelized Onion Mac and Cheese
    Photo: How Sweet it Is
  • Lower Fat Mac & Cheese 5 of 24
    Just because you may be dieting doesn't mean you have to give up mac and cheese completely. Try this lower fat recipe! Make lower fat mac and cheese
    Photo: Kelsey Banfield
  • Mac & Cheese Cupcakes 6 of 24
    Yum! Why not make your mac and cheese into cupcakes and impress the kids! Make mac and cheese cupcakes
    Photo: Brooke McLay
  • Classic Kids Mac & Cheese 7 of 24
    There is nothing better than a classic mac and cheese recipe. This is the one that will always please the whole family! Make classic kids mac and cheese
    Photo: Shaina Olmanson
  • Super Easy Mac & Cheese 8 of 24
    No worries if you don't have a lot of time or experience in the kitchen, just make this super easy mac and cheese and enjoy! Make super easy macaroni and cheese
    Photo: Brooke McLay
  • Bacon Lovers Mac & Cheese 9 of 24
    There is nothing better than bacon and cheese together, until it is topped with panko bread crumbs! Make bacon lovers mac and cheese
    Photo: Kelsey Banfield
  • Mac & Greens! 10 of 24
    This awesome kid-friendly dish is mac and cheese gone healthy. The kids will love the new flavor and won't miss the powdered orange cheese! Make mac and greens
    Photo: Brooke McLay
  • Spinach and Feta Mac & Cheese 11 of 24
    I love this dressed up mac and cheese that is full of spinach and tangy feta. What a great way to add a healthy twist to a creamy dish! Make spinach and feta macaroni and cheese
    Photo: Shaina Olmanson
  • Triple Cream Mac & Cheese 12 of 24
    What makes this mac and cheese so good? The crunchy bacon topping and the absolute creamiest cheese sauce imaginable! Make triple cream mac and cheese
    Photo: Brooke McLay
  • Mac & Cheese Muffins 13 of 24
    Julie got the genius idea to bake her macaroni and cheese in a muffin tin. How fun are these individual portions?! Make macaroni and cheese muffins
    Photo: Julie VR
  • Mac & Cheese for the Adults 14 of 24
    Laura recognizes that adults might like their macaroni and cheese dressed up a bit - try her new recipe and see what you think! Make macaroni and cheese for the adults
    Photo: Laura Levy
  • Aspen Style Mac & Cheese 15 of 24
    Did you know that Aspen style mac and cheese is spicy and super cheesy? Anyone who loves jalapenos will get a kick out of this! Make Aspen style mac and cheese
    Photo: Laura Levy
  • Brooke’s Favorite Mac & Cheese 16 of 24
    Did you know Brooke likes her macaroni and cheese with ham? Try this recipe and you might like it that way too! Make Brooke's favorite mac and cheese
    Photo: Brooke McLay
  • Bacon Mac and Cheese 17 of 24
    Bacon lovers unite! This is the perfect macaroni cheese casserole for anyone craving that salty kick in their cheesy dinner! Make bacon mac and cheese
    Photo: Angie McGowan
  • Chicken Bacon & Caramelized Onion Mac & Cheese 18 of 24
    This amazing casserole takes mac and cheese to a whole new level with flavor, texture, and protein! Make chicken bacon and caramelized onion mac and cheese
    Photo: How Sweet it Is
  • Gluten Free Veggie 19 of 24
    This awesome gluten free mac and cheese may be a little different than the classic version but you wouldn't know the difference when you taste it! It is the perfect casserole for anyone on a gluten-free diet! Make gluten free veggie "mac" and cheese
    Photo: Brooklyn Supper
  • Mac & Cheese from Scratch in 15 Minutes! 20 of 24
    This delicious cheesy dish is so easy to make you'll wonder why you ever bothered with the boxed stuff! Make mac and cheese from scratch in 15 minutes
    Photo: Brooklyn Supper
  • Classic Gluten Free Mac and Cheese 21 of 24
    Can you tell this mac and cheese is gluten free from the picture? No way! And you won't be able to tell when you taste it either! Make classic gluten free mac and cheese
    Photo: Laura Levy
  • White Cheddar Mac & Chese 22 of 24
    Ditch the box, you can get the same delicious white cheddar mac and cheese with this easy recipe! Make white cheddar mac and cheese
    Photo: Brooke McLay
  • Mac & Cheese with FOUR Cheese 23 of 24
    Dress up your mac and cheese with some extra... cheese! All four cheese come together in this awesome casserole to make a delicious gourmet version of your favorite comfort food.Make mac and cheese with four cheese
    Photo: Paula Jones
  • Slow Cooker Mac & Cheese 24 of 24
    Did you know you can make mac and cheese in the slow cooker? You can! Try this awesome recipe and you'll be psyched at how easy it is to get such a delicious dish on your table without much effort! Make slow cooker mac and cheese
    Photo: Average Betty


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