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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...


The Best Ever Lasagna

15 reviews

My brother, Joe, created this lasagna based on our mom’s recipe. It’s a family favorite at Christmas, thanks to the...


Crumb-Topped Macaroni and Cheese

5 reviews

Everyone loves this grown-up macaroni and cheese. It's also tasty with sharp cheddar and cream cheese instead of Gruyere and...

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...


Cheesy Lasagna

5 reviews

The four different types of cheese make this lasagna a real crowd-pleaser. You can vary the amount of mozzarella, Monterey...

Spicy Breakfast Lasagna

3 reviews

It's fun to cook something new for family and friends—especially when it gets rave reviews. When I took this dish...


Hearty Sausage and Cheese Lasagna

5 reviews

During the holidays, it's nice to welcome friends and family into your home for a hearty meal of lasagna. Every...


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...


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...

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...


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...


Lasagna Cups

1 review

I love lasagna and garlic bread, so it only made sense to put them together in these fun little cups....


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...


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...


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...


Power Lasagna

When my husband and I wanted to live healthier, our first step was to eat more power foods, such as...


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...


Four-Cheese Spinach Lasagna

6 reviews

This rich cheesy lasagna has become one of my specialties. It's packed with fresh-tasting vegetables like spinach, carrots, red pepper...


Beer Macaroni & Cheese

27 reviews

Creamy with a hint of beer, this cheesy mac is one of our favorites for a big family dinner. —Lauren...


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Chicken & Cheese Noodle Bake

49 reviews

This is the recipe my daughters and I often make for new parents when they come home from the hospital....

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Cheesy Spinach-Stuffed Shells

5 reviews

This is my own personal recipe. I'm very proud of it because I am still a beginner cook and it...


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Five-Cheese Macaroni with Prosciutto Bits

6 reviews

Macaroni is baked with smoked Gouda, Swiss, white cheddar, goat cheese and Parmesan and topped with crispy prosciutto—so worth it!...


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...


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...


Makeover Creamy Macaroni and Cheese

22 reviews

With its creamy consistency and two different cheeses, this entree captures the essence of comfort food. But here's the kicker:...


Cheddar Turkey Casserole

14 reviews

This recipe comes with lots of mass appeal, thanks to its cheesy sauce. Pasta, veggies and leftover turkey combine to...