If we could eat mac ‘n’ cheese every night for dinner, we would. Of course, we won’t; but it still doesn’t hurt to have a variety of solid mac ‘n’ cheese recipes on-hand to make when cravings undoubtedly hit. And we turn to none other than a handful of our favorite celebrity chefs, like Ina Garten, Martha Stewart, and Giada De Laurentiis, as well as a few of our go-to food bloggers to help curate our mac ‘n’ cheese roundup of foolproof, always-delicious recipes.
From veggie studded mac ‘n’ cheeses and one-pot, overnight recipes to creamy, indulgent, no-fail dishes, ahead are, hands down, the best mac ‘n’ cheese recipes — ever.
Ina Garten’s Overnight Mac & Cheese
It’s a recipe that damn near broke the internet — Garten’s Overnight Mac & Cheese — and for good reason. The recipe not only calls for the best types cheese (gruyere and sharp white cheddar), but it is so easy. Essentially, you’re soaking the pasta in a cream mixture for 24 hours and then you’ll toss it into the oven for 20 to 25 minutes until golden brown and crusty.
Martha Stewart’s Perfect Macaroni & Cheese
There’s a reason Stewart has described her mac ‘n’ cheese recipe as “perfect” — because it is. This no-fail macaroni and cheese dish is creamy, consistent, and damn ufabet good.
Come on, who wouldn’t want a mac ‘n’ cheese recipe that’s much lower in fat and calories, but just as creamy? And this is exactly what makes De Laurentiis’ Lighter Mac & Cheese recipe so great. It’s made with rice pasta and two sharp cheeses versus four creamier cheeses.