15 Delicious + Decadent Mac n’ Cheese Recipes

12 Dec

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Shalom.  My name is Whitney and I am a cheese-aholic.  I love cheese so much.  I love it cold, melted, on a sandwich, smothered over fries, shredded over a salad and/or sprinkled (heavily) over some delicious pasta. I’ll eat American “cheese” too. Really, I’m no cheese snob. My love of cheese knows no bounds. When I decided to start keeping kosher, I realized there would be meal decisions in which I was faced with making a choice between meat or cheese (come on, it’s no contest. Cheese wins every time). I had to reckon with the fact that there would even be times when these types of decisions would be made for me by whomever’s house I was visiting for a meal and if they decided to go meat, well, I would have to say “good bye” to my beloved cheese for at least 6 hours (read why here).

Now that it’s been a solid 4 years since deciding to go “kosher”, the things or situations I was initially concerned about are no longer on my mind. Kosher is so ingrained in our everyday life that I don’t miss cheeseburgers or cheesesteaks (too much . . . and neither does my cholesterol level). But, the one meal in which I miss my cheese is the Thanksgiving meal. In true Southern style, my dad’s family used to have the turkey, the dressing, the dinner rolls and a table completely dedicated to casseroles all scattered, covered and smothered in cheese. Gd bless my Southern family. Every year I would haul over to that casserole table and set up camp for hours. So since there is no cheese-laden table at my kosher Thanksgiving feast, I’ve decided to start dedicating Christmas Eve to that dish that is so revered in my mind . . . Macaroni and cheese. Macaroni and cheese represents all that is good and holy about casseroles, in my mind, so as a late Chanukkah/early Christmas gift, I bring to you an ooey, gooey, macaroni and cheese recipe round-up. Break out your Tums y’all, it’s going to be a glorious night.

 

 

Jeanette's Healthy Living

Jeanette’s Healthy Living

1. Creamy Smoked Gouda Macaroni and Cheese Recipe {Gluten-Free} 

Alida's Kitchen

Alida’s Kitchen

2.  Lighter Stove-top Mac and Cheese

i heart eating

i heart eating

3. {Secret Ingredient} Baked Macaroni & Cheese

Nosh and Nourishment

Nosh and Nourishment

4.  Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese

Kitchen Treaty

Kitchen Treaty

5. Southwest Mac & Cheese with Optional Chicken

Diethood

Diethood

6.  Oven Baked Macaroni and Feta Cheese

What Jew Wanna Eat

What Jew Wanna Eat

7.  Kale and Mushroom Quinoa Mac and Cheese

Jewhungry

Jewhungry

8. Decadent White Cheddar Mac n’ Cheese

Julie's Eats & Treats

Julie’s Eats & Treats

9.  Crock Pot Mac & Cheese

This American Bite

This American Bite

10. Dairy-Free Mac n’ Cheese (w/cashew cream sauce)

 

The Noble Pig

The Noble Pig

11. Food Truck Mac n’ Kim-Cheese

A Cedar Spoon

A Cedar Spoon

12. Baked Mac & Cheese with Panko Breadcrumbs

Putting It All on the Table

Putting It All on the Table

13.  Grown Up Mac n’ Cheese

Persnickety Plates

Persnickety Plates

14. Pepperjack Stove Top Macaroni and Cheese

Jenni Field's Pastry Chef Online

Jenni Field’s Pastry Chef Online

15.   Grand Ewe with Pine Nuts, Golden Raisins and Macaroni

4 Responses to “15 Delicious + Decadent Mac n’ Cheese Recipes”

  1. Josh's mom December 13, 2013 at 12:11 am #

    Cheese heaven! Can’t wait to try these – when my lactose intolerant husband isn’t around.

  2. This American Bite December 13, 2013 at 12:55 am #

    So… When you avid your family come and visit our home, you might be disappointed. Our kosher kitchen is cheese, and all-things-dairy-free. That’s right! No milk, cheese or butter in this home — but I know exactly what you are talking about when it comes to a classic Mac and cheese. My favorite is a chipotle Mac and cheese topped with garlic breadcrumbs. It’s about time I gluten-free/dairy-free’d that dish and shared it with y’all. I love this post. Thanks for sharing, and be sure to live tweet us as you prep your Mac and cheese fest on Dec 24!

Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. Crockpot to the Rescue! BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwiches w/Zucchini Slaw | Jewhungry - December 16, 2013

    […] Connection round-up was all about comfort food. I feel as though I jumped the gun a bit with my last post, which was dedicated to that siren of temptation and comfort—Macaroni n’ Cheese. So […]

  2. Crockpot to the Rescue! BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwich w/Zucchini Slaw | Jewhungry - December 16, 2013

    […] Connection round-up was all about comfort food. I feel as though I jumped the gun a bit with my last post, which was dedicated to that siren of temptation and comfort—Macaroni n’ Cheese. So […]

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