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Macaroni Recipes

From homemade macaroni and cheese to baked macaroni and cheese, macaroni salad and macaroni casserole, Taste of Home has hundreds of top-rated macaroni recipes to please the whole family.

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When my husband and I planned our first garden, we overdid the tomato and zucchini plants. By the end of harvest, I was at my wit's end wondering what else I could do with all those vegetables (sound familiar?). That's when my sister and I came up with this great-tasting salad. Today, even though we have our garden under control, we still make this popular dish.
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Classic Macaroni Salad

Classic Macaroni Salad

Classic Macaroni Salad

From Sardis, Ohio, Dorothy Bayes sends this refreshingly light take on an all-time favorite. It's perfect for a fast weeknight dinner or festive weekend barbecue.

Contest-Winning Easy Minestrone

Contest-Winning Easy Minestrone

Contest-Winning Easy Minestrone

This recipe is special to me because it’s one of the few dinners my entire family loves. And I can feel good about serving it because it’s full of nutrition and low in fat. —Lauren Brennan, Hood River, Oregon

Shrimp Macaroni Salad

Shrimp Macaroni Salad

Shrimp Macaroni Salad

Whenever I attend a potluck or family gathering, I'm asked to make this salad, which has been a family secret for over 50 years. My husband likes it as a main dish, served with garlic bread. —Barbara Robbins Cave Junction, Oregon
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Bacon Mac & Cheese

Bacon Mac & Cheese

Bacon Mac & Cheese

Bacon and jalapeno pepper update ordinary mac and cheese, giving it great grown-up taste. I serve this comforting dish throughout the year.—Shelly Boehm, South Bend, Indiana

Dinner in a Bag

Dinner in a Bag

Dinner in a Bag

When it comes to convenience, Darlene Brenden has dinner in the bag. The Salem, Oregon cook measures dry noodles and a mixture of spices into separate plastic bags, then stores them in a paper bag with canned stewed tomatoes. This "pantry kit" gives her family a head start on a hearty meal. "Since I work late occasionally," she says, "they just have to brown ground beef, and soon dinner is simmering."

Pizza Macaroni Bake

Pizza Macaroni Bake

Pizza Macaroni Bake

What do you get when you combine macaroni and cheese with pizza fixings? This hearty, family-pleasing casserole! It's so easy and so tasty. —Nancy Porterfield, Gap Mills, West Virginia

Contest-Winning Pepper Jack Mac

Contest-Winning Pepper Jack Mac

Contest-Winning Pepper Jack Mac

When I want to make something hearty, creamy and cheesy, I go with this dish. It's comfort food at its finest.—Rianna Styx, Libertyville, Illinois

Creamy Chicken Salad

Creamy Chicken Salad

Creamy Chicken Salad

I modified the original recipe for this chicken salad to make it healthier. The ingredients are so flavorful that my changes didn't take away from the taste. This refreshing salad never lasts long at our house. Even if I double the recipe, my husband asks, "Why didn't you make more?" -Kristi Abernathy, Lewistown, Montana

Greek Macaroni Salad

Greek Macaroni Salad

Greek Macaroni Salad

I've found that I can't go wrong taking this colorful bean and pasta salad to a potluck, patio party or picnic. It is easy to put together ahead of time...and the flavors blend as the salad chills. -Cheryl Maczko Arthurdale, West Virginia

Meaty Mac 'n' Cheese

Meaty Mac 'n' Cheese

Meaty Mac 'n' Cheese

My husband is disabled and requires constant care. This doesn't leave me a lot of time to cook, so I came up with this tasty way to beef up a box of macaroni and cheese. The hearty mixture gets extra flavor from corn, ripe olives and zippy salsa. -Charlotte Kremer, Pahrump, Nevada

Show-Off Salad

Show-Off Salad

Show-Off Salad

People tell me they can't stay away from this fresh-tasting salad, with its layers of lettuce, green pepper, cucumber, macaroni, hard-cooked eggs, ham and more. Mustard and pepper give a little zip to the creamy mayonnaise dressing. -C. Neomi Drummond, Des Moines, Iowa
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