Recipe Roundup: Mac & Cheese

With the beginning of the school year, and fall just around the corner, our thoughts turn to family dinners and our favorite comfort food. It’s no secret that here at Cabot, we’ve never met a Mac & Cheese recipe we didn’t love. But truth be told, there are some we love a wee bit more than others.

We wanted to share a few of our favorites from some of the amazing bloggers who are on the Cabot Cheese Board as well as a few from our website. You’ll probably want to try them all.

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And after you’ve tried these, head on over to the Cabot Mac & Cheese Pinterest Board where your find lots more great Mac and Cheese recipes.

Because Cabot Creamery Cooperative was founded in the beautiful Green Mountain State of Vermont in 1919, we thought we’d start this Roundup with a clever take on cheesy noodles from Bakeaholic Mama. Her Vermont Lovers Hard Cider Mac & Cheese has a rich taste that will have you begging for more.


Bakeaholic Mama has another great M & C recipe that’s fun to say and even more fun to eat. You’ve got to try her Beer & Jack Chili Mac. For both of her recipes, the alcohol content cooks off. All that’s left is the great taste.


Kylie from Yeah…immaeatthat shows us a fun, fall version of this cheesy dish. Made with whole-wheat pasta and golden butternut squash, her Butternut Squash Mac N’ Cheese has all the color – and the flavor – of autumn.


And speaking of flavors of the season, this fun and festive Mac and Cheese Baked in a Pumpkin from the Cabot website is perfect for fall family dinners. It also a wonderful way to set the scene for hungry Trick or Treaters!


We’ve come to expect delicious – and health conscious – recipes from Gina at Running to the Kitchen and this one is no exception. She uses Greek yogurt to reduce fat and add flavor to her Creamy Greek Yogurt Macaroni and Cheese with Peas and Bacon.


Joanne at Eats Well with Others kicks it up a notch with her Buffalo Cheddar Mac and Cheese with Garlic Croutons. There’s broccoli in this recipe, but the real star is Buffalo cheddar – the kind that really brings the heat. This one is not for the faint of heart!


Here’s a real favorite from our website – Horseradish Mac and Cheese. We took our basic recipe and added the creamy, bold taste of Cabot Horseradish Cheddar. This is a dish that is almost impossible to resist!


We can always count on Marnely who blogs at Cooking with Books to put her own unique twist on standard fare. She describes her Korean Macaroni and Cheese as “rich, luscious, spicy, and oh so decadent.” And although it’s not a Korean ingredient, Marnely says it’s the Cabot Seriously Sharp cheddar that makes it so good.

Here’s a version that looks and tastes indulgent, but it’s a lightened-up take on an old favorite. Georgia from The Comfort of Cooking created this Skinny Baked Broccoli Macaroni and Cheese for anyone watching fat and calorie intake…or anyone looking for a simply delicious dish!


If there’s anyone who knows her way around mac and cheese is Rebecca of Foodie with Family and her One Pot Creamy Shells and Cheese is kind of a miracle – you only use one pot AND the shells cook in the milk! As a bonus she’ll tell you her favorite addition to this dish – a two-ingredient Taco Mac hack. You can thank her later!


Brandy of Nutmeg Nanny had me at pulled pork! Just the description of her Pulled Pork Mac and Cheese, a.k.a. Piggy Mac, made my mouth water and my fingers itch to get started making this incredible feast-on-a-plate.


If Aimee at Shugary Sweets tells you she has the recipe for the Best Mac and Cheese Ever you’re probably going to want to pay attention, because she always delivers when it comes to culinary promises. Her version is rich, creamy, and totally delicious.


Like peas and carrots, peanut butter and jelly, Ben and Jerry, tomato soup and mac and cheese are a classic and well-loved combination. Emily of Emily Bites has combined these two great tastes into one amazing Tomato Soup Mac & Cheese. This just might be the ultimate comfort food.


All the fresh taste of an Italian garden is loaded into this light, fresh dish. Nicole at Prevention RD created a brand new way to enjoy and old family favorite with her Caprese Macaroni and Cheese.


Mac and Cheese isn’t always served in a bowl or on a plate. Take these adorable and totally yummy Fried Mac and Cheese Bites from Julie at The Little Kitchen. They’re a perfect bite-sized treat you can serve as an appetizer or a snack.


How about these Sweet Potato Mac and Cheese Cups – they’re just the right size for little kids, big kids may want more!


Chef Perry of HauteMealz has another crazy – and crazy good – idea for a new way to enjoy an old favorite. His Seriously Sharp Cheddar Bacon Mac and Cheese Egg Rolls are off-the-hook delicious. Bet you can’t eat just one!


And finally, we leave you with the easiest and cheesiest of them all – Cabot’s Ten-Minute Mac and Cheese. It’s destined to become your go-to Mac and Cheese choice. Just as easy as the box kind but loaded with great taste and wholesome ingredients. And here’s a fun breakfast hack for any leftovers: Heat up the Mac & Cheese, spoon it on a piece of toast and top with a fried or poached egg. Best. Breakfast. Ever!


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Candace Karu reports on all there is to discover and love about food and farming as well as communicating Cabot’s mission to support community, volunteerism, and sustainability. Whether online, on air, or in person, her job is to amplify the passion and commitment of the 1200 farm families who own Cabot. When Candace is not representing Cabot, she lives, cooks, and works out in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.

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