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Cheeseburger Stuffed Pasta Shells

14 reviews

You could call this a comfort food mashup made in heaven. Jumbo stuffed pasta shells are loaded up with cheeseburger goodness in a dish that will soon become a family favorite. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Five-Cheese Ziti al Forno

10 reviews

After having the five-cheese ziti at Olive Garden, I tried to make my own version of it—and I think I...


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...


Perfect Four-Cheese Lasagna

4 reviews

Lasagna is one of my favorites, and this is the recipe I’ve been making since I was a teenager. It’s...


Chicken & Swiss Casserole

15 reviews

It's nice to have an alternative to the traditional baked ham on Easter. This comforting casserole is always a crowd...

My Mother’s Mac and Cheese

54 reviews

I remember my mother sending me to the store for 15 cents worth of cheese. The butcher would cut off...


Herbed Macaroni and Cheese

10 reviews

Besides being a really easy recipe to make, it tastes very good, too! This is not your ordinary, run-of-the-mill macaroni...

Stuffed Pasta Shells

19 reviews

These savory shells never fail to make a big impression, even though the recipe is very easy. One or two...


Four-Cheese Chicken Fettuccine

25 reviews

As a cattle rancher, my husband's a big fan of beef. For him to comment on a poultry dish is...


Deluxe Macaroni ‘n’ Cheese

26 reviews

Our six grandchildren, who don't think a meal is complete without macaroni and cheese, love this creamy version featuring cheddar...


Mom’s White Lasagna

13 reviews

My mom made this lasagna for special occasions, such as birthdays. When she passed, I inherited her cookbooks—tucked inside one...

Cheese-Stuffed Shells

81 reviews

When I was living in California, I tasted this rich cheesy pasta dish at a neighborhood Italian restaurant. I got...


Chipotle Mac & Cheese

6 reviews

Beefy and bubbly, this Southwestern pasta bake heats up the dinner with a chipotle-pepper kick. Add more cayenne if you...


Cheese & Pumpkin-Filled Manicotti

16 reviews

Our family adores autumn and anything to do with pumpkins! This warm, comforting recipe is so easy to put together...


Ham & Cheese Casseroles

9 reviews

I got this recipe from my mother and love it because it’s easy and I’ve usually got the ingredients on...


Mushroom-Swiss Mac & Cheese

13 reviews

Portobello mushrooms and three kinds of cheese give an upscale spin to a classic casserole. To make this more of...

German Noodle Bake

3 reviews

This is a recipe I serve each year for my holiday open house because everyone looks for it. Store-bought noodles...


Veggie Macaroni & Cheese

19 reviews

This creamy mac and cheese definitely doesn't come from a box! Fresh veggies add crunch and color and will leave...


Chicken Ranch Mac & Cheese

24 reviews

Prep once and feed the family twice when you double this chicken mac and cheese and freeze half of it....


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Mini Mac & Cheese Bites

19 reviews

Young relatives were coming for a Christmas party, so I wanted something fun for them to eat. Instead, the adults...


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Creamy Macaroni and Cheese

100 reviews

This is the ultimate creamy mac and cheese recipe. It's saucy, thick and very rich, with a wonderful cheddar flavor....


Mac ‘n’ Cheese for a Bunch

7 reviews

You'll satisfy many taste buds with this rich and comforting dish from Dixie Terry from Goreville, Illinois. Tender macaroni is...


Baked Mac & Cheese for Two

7 reviews

"I have added other ingredients like turkey, broccoli and cauliflower, to make this a full meal. The possibilities are endless!"


Baked Three-Cheese Macaroni

8 reviews

Legendary mac and cheese is a must-have for big family events. This ultimate comfort food is a divine blend of...

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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.


Company Mac and Cheese

92 reviews

This is by far the creamiest, tastiest and most special macaroni and cheese I have ever tried. I'm not usually...


Three-Cheese Meatball Mostaccioli

13 reviews

When my husband travels for work, I make a special dinner for my kids to keep their minds off missing...


Homey Mac & Cheese

27 reviews

I also call this "my grandson's mac and cheese." Zachary has been to Iraq and Afghanistan with both the Marines...


Taco Noodle Bake

9 reviews

I got creative while we were housebound during a snowstorm one winter and used ingredients I had on hand to...


Ham & Swiss Baked Penne

9 reviews

As a kid I loved to the hot ham and Swiss sandwiches from a local fast-food restaurant. With its melty,...