Mac 'n' Cheese Six New Ways

Try these twists on the family fave that are fast enough for weeknights and will have everyone fighting over the serving spoon.

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Four-Cheese Classic Mac

Lucy Schaeffer

Four-Cheese Classic Mac

Four cheeses combine to give this macaroni recipe its robust flavor. Oven-broiled bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese add a crunchy topping.

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Smoky Mac & Cheese

Lucy Schaeffer

Smoky Mac & Cheese

Hickory-smoked bacon, mesquite flavoring, and smoked paprika add a triple dose of flavors to this macaroni and cheese recipe that takes less than 30 minutes to prepare.

This recipe was provided by Family Circle reader Ruthanne Kiozel of Spring Hill, Florida.

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Penne with Fontina and Mushrooms

Lucy Schaeffer

Penne with Fontina and Mushrooms

A Fontina and cream cheese sauce provides a yummy base for this pasta and vegetable casserole that's ready to serve in just 30 minutes.

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Kiddie Mac 'n' Cheese

Lucy Schaeffer

Kiddie Mac 'n' Cheese

This recipe is the classic macaroni and cheese version that has been a notable favorite with kids for centuries. Parents love this main dish because it can be prepared in less than 30 minutes.

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Cheesy Meximac

Lucy Schaeffer

Cheesy Meximac

This spicy twist on the traditional kid-favorite recipe adds spicy cheese, Mexican-flavored corn, and a pinch of chili powder to create a new casserole sensation.

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Reduced-Fat Mac

Lucy Schaeffer

Reduced-Fat Mac

The cheese sauce for this classic recipe uses skim milk and 2 percent sharp cheddar cheese to make a low-fat meal in less than 30 minutes.

Originally published in Family Circle magazine.

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