This was a recipe that came about when I asked my two sisters what they would like to see added to traditional Mac and Cheese to make it a little special. One said Pepper Jack Cheese and the other said black beans. I liked both of the ideas and this is the result. The black beans add color and nutrition. The Pepper Jack cheese adds zip and fun.—Andrea Johnson, Freeport, Illinois
When my husband had heart problems, I searched for recipes that replaced our full-fat standbys. Over the years, I've updated this recipe to accommodate new lower-in-fat products, and my family continues to enjoy it. —Cora Johnson Schloetzer, Topeka, Kansas
This delicious dish is the ultimate comfort food. A blend of five cheeses, it makes a beautiful entree or a special side. I served it at our Thanksgiving dinner, and it received rave reviews. —Connie L McDowell, Greenwood, Delaware
My grandma made this for us once when she came to visit and I never forgot just how good it was. Since my kids love anything with pepperoni and cheese, I thought they'd enjoy it just as much as I did. —Juli Meyers, Hinesville, Georgia
Sour cream and three kinds of cheese create the creamy coating for this tasty "twist" on macaroni and cheese. It calls for only six ingredients and can be served as an entree or a side dish. —Deb Collette
“My family never gets tired of this recipe and can't seem to get enough of it, it's so good,” exclaims Pam Kaiser of Mansfield, Missouri. This is a very flavorful option for those who are lactose-intolerant.
Says Lauren Versweyveld of Delavan, Wisconsin: “This macaroni dish is so good! I adapted the recipe from one my mother makes, but she agrees that my version is rich and delicious. It’s easy to assemble and always receives rave reviews.”
"I've made this casserole for 25 years and my family never gets tired of it," writes Sue Gonzales from her home in Fortson, Georgia. "I like to assemble it the night before, then pop it in the over after work. A tossed salad completes the meal nicely."
I like to create recipes, and this is one my husband really enjoys. It's an excellent dish for company, especially for families with small children. After all, what kid doesn't like macaroni and cheese?