Every week we pull together some great Canadian recipes from Canadian food bloggers around the web featuring one main ingredient or dish. This week it's all about everyone's favourite comfort food: mac n cheese. You'll find a mac n cheese recipe for every taste in this collection! Say cheese!
Mac and Cheese is everyone's favourite comfort food. There's something about that creamy, cheesy, carb goodness that's a hit for most of us from childhood onwards.
Perhaps that's why as adults and try so hard to create variations that fit with our chosen way of eating - it evokes warm memories of childhood and somebody cooking something special just for us.
Well we have it all in this roundup - from classic baked mac and cheese to quick and easy skillet versions.
There are multiple vegan versions, gluten-free and dairy-free mac and cheeses and an allergy friendly mac and cheese.
Looking for ways to get a few more veggies into meals - look no further - we have those variations too.
And of course we have some truly decadent adult versions that take it to a new level with ingredients like truffles, lobster and specialty cheeses.
Let there be mac and cheese for everyone - cheese please!
1. The Ultimate Mac And Cheese
by Urb'n' Spice
When a professional chef tells you How to Make The Ultimate Mac And Cheese and then gives you a step by step tutorial, you need to listen up! Especially if you're a die hard mac and cheese lover. Head on over to visit Urb'n'Spice to find out how to make this creamy decadent dish to perfection.
2. Super Creamy Vegan Mac and Cheese
Choosing to follow a vegan diet doesn't mean you can't have your own version of the ultimate mac and cheese. Balancing Andie has created this Super Creamy Vegan Mac And Cheese sure to fulfill your mac and cheese cravings!
3. Best Ever Black Truffle Mac And Cheese
If you want decadent then we have a few options for you here, the first being this Black Truffle Mac and Cheese from Brittany Stager at My Daily Randomness. Comfort food just went up a few notches on the sophistication scale!
4. Rich and Creamy Lobster Mac and Cheese
If you've never had the opportunity to try a Creamy Lobster Mac and Cheese like this one from Domestic Dreamboat then you are missing out! It is one of the ultimate mac and cheese combos that's a must try for the lobster lover.
5. Smoked Gouda Mac and Cheese
If I had to pick a favourite mac and cheese it would 100% include smoked gouda. It adds a whole new flavour dimension that sends me into comfort food heaven. Try Compelled to Cook's Smoked Gouda Mac and Cheese to see what I'm talking about.
6. Ultimate Spinach Artichoke Mac and Cheese
I suspect that if you love that classic restaurant appetizer Spinach Artichoke Dip (and who doesn't) then you would love this Ultimate Spinach and Artichoke Mac and Cheese from Lord Byron's Kitchen. This is a decadent mac and cheese recipe if ever there was one!
7. Salsa Macaroni and Cheese
If you want to add a little kick to your mac and cheese ditch the ketchup and make Simply Stacie's Salsa Mac And Cheese instead! Salsa adds just a little extra zip and tomato-y goodness.
8. French Onion Soup Mac and Cheese For Two
by Jo and Sue
This indulgent mac French Onion Soup Mac and Cheese is combined with caramelized onions to make it a true mac and cheese treat. As Jo and Sue say, we all need a treat sometimes!
9. Creamy Vegan Avocado Mac and Cheese (Gluten-Free)
You absolutely can have a healthy, creamy, gluten-free, vegan mac and cheese. Crumb Top Baking has come up with this Creamy Vegan Avocado Mac and Cheese that's still just as rich and filling (and loaded with good fats and fibre) as a classic dairy mac and cheese. You won't know what's missing!
10. Allergy Friendly Mac and Cheese
Don't let an allergy stop you from enjoying everyone's favourite comfort food dish! Limitless Allergies has come up with a satisfying Allergy Friendly Mac and Cheese that's dairy free!
More Mac and Cheese Recipes
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