Are you looking for Pioneer Woman mac and cheese recipes? Look no further because we have four in this post! Learn how the Pioneer Woman comes up with different ways to make a regular macaroni and cheese extra special. Aside from that, we have also included three other easy recipes for mac and cheese in case you're inspired to do something different. Check out these cheap and easy recipes and learn how to make your favorite comfort food from scratch!
Pioneer Woman Mac and Cheese: Easy Dinner Recipes
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Easy Macaroni and Cheese Recipes
1. Homemade Mac and Cheese
First on this list is our very own macaroni and cheese recipe that's fit for every kitchen. The cheese sauce, made with whole milk, butter, mozzarella, hard cheese, and eggs, is simply superb. Plus, the cayenne pepper and ground black pepper adds a spicy depth to the entire dish.
2. Simple Mac N Cheese
There's no need to make comfort food too complicated and elaborate, especially when we're talking about macaroni and cheese. In this recipe, you only need to go through six quick and easy steps to complete the process. The ingredients are pretty basic, the kind you most probably have in your kitchen right now. You only need elbow macaroni, cheddar cheese, all-purpose flour, milk, and salt and pepper. Now, the best part is you don't even have to bake it!
3. Mac and Cheese in a Mug
Here's an easy macaroni and cheese recipe that's perfect for busy weeknights! You basically just put everything in a mug and use the microwave to cook the dish. It doesn't even take 10 minutes to whip everything up. Not only is this recipe quick, it has very simple ingredients, too. Just prepare noodles, water, shredded cheese, butter, and milk. Then, you're good to go.
Pioneer Woman Macaroni and Cheese Recipes
4. Shells and Cheese (with Bacon and Peas)
Trust Ree Drummond to put a twist on a classic comfort food recipe. In this particular version of macaroni and cheese, she uses pasta shells instead of elbow macaroni. Plus, she suggests adding frozen peas and crispy bacon to give the dish more bite and texture.
5. Spicy Macaroni and Cheese
If you want a spicy version of your favorite comfort food, then you must check out this Pioneer Woman mac and cheese recipe. What gives the dish that kick of heat is the jalapeño and green chili. The red onion, bell pepper, and garlic add a delicious a spicy depth as well as texture. As for the cheese sauce, the recipe simply calls for cream, Pepper Jack cheese, butter, and salt and pepper.
6. Fancy Macaroni and Cheese
Of course, there is a fancy Pioneer Woman mac and cheese recipe, too. This is a good dish to make, especially when you're hosting a dinner party, have limited time, and want to cook something classy but simple. For the cheese sauce, the recipe calls for five kinds of cheese. These are parmesan, gruyere, fontina, goat cheese, and gorgonzola or blue cheese. All that cheese might seem a bit much. But really, it's not. The interplay of flavors is really superb!
7. Butternut Mac N Cheese
Because of this Pioneer Woman mac and cheese recipe, we now know butternut squash goes really well with macaroni and cheese, too! The butternut adds a unique flavor and texture to the macaroni and cheese. It's different, but again, it works well—it's definitely a must-try for those who love learning new ways to cook butternut squash.
And if the Pioneer Woman mac and cheese recipes above are still not enough, check out three other recipes from The Domestic Geek:
Hardly anything beats macaroni and cheese when it comes to comfort food. And with these Pioneer Woman mac and cheese recipes, you can make your favorite dish even more special. Once you've tried a couple of recipes, you'll find a way to make macaroni and cheese truly your own. Think outside the box and use different ingredients! Of course, you're free to share your experience with us in the comments.
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Editor’s Note – This post was originally published on January 20, 2016, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.