11 Unexpected Ways To Eat Mac And Cheese That Just Go To Show This Really Is The Greatest Food Of All Time

When it comes to mac and cheese, we view this food as a delicate and revered art form. We’ve done all that we can to make it taste as heavenly as possible, and yet, we are still always in pursuit of new and unique ways to eat mac and cheese. I've gotta say, our last few discoveries have been quite life-changing.

We’ve found the best cheese to use in mac and cheese, and discussed different ways to make a box of mac and cheese taste good for when we want our favorite cheesy noodles in a flash. We're always willing to experiment with new mac and cheese hacks, because honestly, if there’s a way to make our favorite food taste even better than it already is, why wouldn’t we try it out? You’ve got nothing to lose.

Maybe you have already considered putting mac and cheese on your grilled cheese, but it’s likely you haven’t considered baking it into a pie. Mac and cheese-topped hot dogs may be a state fair specialty, but have you ever thought of making a batch of cheesy stuffed mushrooms? We could eat mac and cheese on just about anything — and the options are all pretty delicious. Try out these 11 recipes for yourself.

1. Macaroni And Cheese Baked Cheese Balls

Averie Cooks' mac and cheese balls make the perfect game day food — or the ideal snack for just chilling at home by yourself.

2. Mac And Cheese Waffles

Bring on the waffle iron — you're in for a treat with this surprisingly easy recipe from I Am A Food Blog.

3. Mac And Cheese-Stuffed Peppers

You can't go wrong with a stuffed pepper. Half Baked Harvest makes this classic meal taste positively decadent.

4. Butternut Squash Mac And Cheese Sliders 

Gorgonzola and arugula keep these sliders by Climbing Grier Mountain tasting fresh. 

5. Mac And Cheese Dogs

Taste and Tell knows that mac and cheese is under-appreciated in condiment form. Top your next hot dog in some cheesy goodness.

6. Mac And Cheese Stuffed Brown Sugar Balsamic Portobellos

Skip out on the mozzarella for a change, and top your mushrooms with some mac and cheese, a la How Sweet Eats.

7. Mini Mac And Cheese Pies


We love pot pies, but sub out the gravy and vegetables for mac and cheese like Apron and Sneakers does, and you're in for something magical.

8. Mac And Cheese Pie

Beef and veggies make a batch of mac and cheese taste like a more well-rounded meal. Thanks I Am A Food Blog!

9. Mac And Cheese Stuffed-Zucchini

Sometimes, it's hard to figure out what to do with your zucchini bounty, so here's a tip: add cheese. Half Baked Harvest knows exactly what to do.

10. Greek Mac And Cheese Wonton Bites

They may sound crazy, but trust us on this one: feta cheese paired with olives, macaroni, and wontons may be the most unusual combo, but it's an insanely satisfying one. Thanks, Climbing Grier Mountain.

11. Mac And Cheese Egg Rolls

A crispy wrapper plus a gooey, savory inside makes Taste and Tell's egg rolls an unconventional favorite.

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Images: I Am A Food Blog (3); Averie CooksHalf Baked Harvest (2); Climbing Grier Mountain (2); Taste and Tell (2); How Sweet Eats; Apron and Sneakers

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