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Amish Macaroni Salad

This Amish macaroni salad is a crowd favorite. It's supposed to be sweet, but you can lessen the sugar to suit your taste. Garnish with sliced hard-boiled eggs and paprika, if desired. —Mishelle Johnson, Wyoming, Michigan

White Cheddar Shells

2 reviews

My kids and I love mac and cheese. We always get it in the bread bowls when we're at a...


Hawaiian Macaroni Salad

3 reviews

I had to figure out how to make Hawaiian Macaroni Salad at home because my husband was getting tired of...


Caprese Macaroni Salad

1 review

When fresh tomatoes and basil are abundant in the summer, I like to make this wonderful Caprese macaroni salad. —Debbie...


Cubano Macaroni Salad

2 reviews

One of my favorite sandwiches is a hot Cubano, piled high with juicy pork, layers of ham and melty Swiss...

Grecian-Inspired Macaroni Salad

8 reviews

I love all Grecian flavors and tried adding them to a macaroni salad. Toss in whatever olives you can find;...


Polynesian-Inspired Macaroni Salad

2 reviews

I have always loved Spam, so I decided to combine it with pineapple to make this Polynesian-inspired macaroni salad recipe....

Shrimp and Crab Macaroni Salad

This salad is a summertime staple in our house. If you want to splurge, go ahead and use real crab....


Middle Eastern-Inspired Macaroni Salad

This creamy, tangy macaroni salad is inspired by the many wonderful flavors of the Middle East. The za'atar seasoning gives...


Chicken Taco Macaroni Salad

3 reviews

I like to give macaroni salad a taco twist. Rotisserie chicken makes it quick. I'll often serve this dish as...


Scandinavian-Inspired Macaroni Salad

2 reviews

Give a humdrum side salad a Scandinavian touch by adding some freshly chopped dill and tiny shrimp. —Kallee Krong-McCreery, Escondido,...

Chicken Caesar Macaroni Salad

1 review

Give me a Caesar salad anytime, no matter what form it's in. I like to add some chicken and artichokes...


Barbecue Macaroni Salad

My family loves a touch of barbecue sauce and ranch dressing in our mac salad. Not too much—just a hint...


One-Pot Mac and Cheese

5 reviews

Who likes cleaning up after making mac and cheese? Not this girl. This one-pot mac and cheese is a family...


Confetti Macaroni Salad

The bits of bright red and green in this easy macaroni salad remind me of fun confetti. The inspiration for...


Crunchy White Baked Macaroni & Cheese

2 reviews

This creamy, bubbly, indulgent classic is down-home comfort food at its finest. The topping is made with panko bread crumbs...

Mac ‘n’ Cheese Dinner

4 reviews

Don’t settle for ordinary mac and cheese. This version is my kids’ favorite, so I always make a huge pot....


Asparagus Tuna Noodle Casserole

1 review

I updated a traditional tuna casserole using fresh asparagus and asparagus soup. This is so different and so delicious. Use...


One-Pot Bacon Cheeseburger Pasta

12 reviews

When the weather's too chilly to grill, I whip up a big pot of this cheesy pasta. Believe it or...


Makeover Creamy Mac & Cheese

11 reviews

Macaroni and cheese just may be king of the comfort foods. This sensational version is bubbling with creamy goodness—but is...


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Potluck Hot Dish

This is my favorite dish to pass at potlucks. The down-home ingrdients make it a guaranteed crown=pleaser. The recipe is...


Italian Sausage Vegetable Soup

1 review

With spaghetti sauce, noodles and Italian seasonings, this soup tastes like spaghetti! It's so easy, even our preteen daughter can...


Cheesy Beef Macaroni

4 reviews

Little ones will light up the room with smiles when you bring this five-ingredient supper to the table. Crunchy canned...


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Layered Macaroni Casserole

"I concocted this quick-and-easy recipe over 40 years ago as a new bride. It's still one of my favorites," shares...


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Barbecue Macaroni Beef

My husband's Grandma Curten used to make this meal for him when he was a little boy. It's a regular...

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Makeover Macaroni and Cheese

6 reviews

Creamy and cheesy with comfort in every bite, this lightened-up classic is sure to become a family favorite at your...


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Slow-Cooker Mac and Cheese

61 reviews

This classic casserole is a rich and cheesy meatless main dish. I've never met anyone who didn't ask for a...


Contest-Winning Pepper Jack Mac

13 reviews

When I want to make something hearty, creamy and cheesy, I go with this dish. It's comfort food at its...


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Creamy Ham Macaroni

At her home in Fort Myers, Florida, Beulah Johnston jazzes up macaroni with ham, cheese and mushrooms to make this...


Macaroni Sausage Supper

5 reviews

Joyce Clauson and her husband chase winter’s chill in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin with this hearty and delicious casserole that’s been...


Mexican Macaroni and Cheese

For a classic casserole with a little more grown-up taste, give our Test Kitchen's zesty macaroni and cheese a try.