Mmmmmmacaroni anyone? Every great barbecue should have a couple of perfectly done macaroni salads on the side, and every week should consist of comforting mac and cheese, don’t you agree?
That’s why we’re bringing you these 15 delicious macaroni recipes, from salads to casseroles – so you can enjoy a creamy macaroni dish, just the way you want it! Dig into these recipes from the Food Monster App this summer.
1. Simple Summer Macaroni Salad
This Simple Summer Macaroni Salad is super easy to make and creamy! Pasta is tossed with crisp vegetables like bell pepper, celery, and onion with pickles providing a tangy, salty punch. No one will be able to resist it!
2. Macaroni and Potato Cheese
A vegan version of the classic and popular mac and cheese, this Macaroni and Potato Cheese is delicious! It’s way healthier than the original, so enjoy it with no guilt.
3. Filipino Macaroni Salad
For this recipe, you’ll need creamy elbow macaroni, sweet and tender pineapple, and a savory touch of garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Fall in love with this Filipino Macaroni Salad this summer!
4. Johnny Marzetti: Cheesy Oil-Free Macaroni Casserole
A deliciously delightful combination of whole wheat pasta, spicy “sausage” patties, and dairy-free cheese sauce, this Johnny Marzetti: Cheesy Oil-Free Macaroni Casserole is a famous family restaurant recipe you need to try!
5. Summer’s End Black Bean and Corn Macaroni Salad
This vegan take on the classic macaroni salad is perfect for picnics, the beach, lunch, dinner, and especially during summertime! Better than the original, this Summer’s End Black Bean and Corn Macaroni Salad is healthier and makes you feel so good.
6. Raw Mac and Cheese With Zucchini ‘Elbow Macaroni’
Want a much healthier twist on the regular mac and cheese? Try this Raw Mac and Cheese With Zucchini ‘Elbow Macaroni’! This recipe will rock your world, for sure – and fill your cravings!
7. Toasted Mushroom Macaroni
Healthy whole wheat macaroni, toasted for extra flavor, mushrooms simmered in white wine, and a scoop of cashew cream to set the perfect touch on this Toasted Mushroom Macaroni! Make it all in one pan and eat from it too, what’s better than that?
8. One-Pan Thai Yellow Curry Macaroni
This One-Pan Thai Yellow Curry Macaroni is probably unlike any other mac you’ve had before. This dish is given its bright yellow color not from cheese but from curry paste, which also gives it more flavors and a delicious twist from regular mac and cheese recipes!
9. Easy Macaroni and Veggies
A creamy macaroni sauce made from roasted vegetables, this Easy Macaroni and Veggies is the perfect example of how you can turn veggies into the most delicious meals!
10. Yankee Doodle Macaroni
This Yankee Doodle Macaroni is the answer to all your cravings! Made from shell pasta, healthy veggies, and flavors from nutritional yeast, soy sauce, liquid smoke, and other spices – your taste buds will be on fire!
11. Baked Macaroni and Cheese
Baked mac and cheese anyone? This Baked Macaroni and Cheese recipe is a must-try! Just the right amount of healthy and, of course, perfectly cheesy!
12. Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese Casserole
Comfort food heaven! This Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese Casserole is made from sweet, creamy butternut squash which is paired with decadently cheesy macaroni elbows and sealed with a unique flatbread topping.
13. Mac and Cheese Pies
This Scottish delicacy has a crisp, crumbly pastry crust that’s filled with macaroni and cheese. These Mac and Cheese Pies are perfect in bite-sized treats or a large pan.
14. Cheeseburger Mac and Cheese
What’s better than mac and cheese? Cheeseburger Mac and Cheese, of course! Combine the two comforting favorites into a delicious dish, with macaroni pasta smothered in rich, creamy, and yes, life-changing, cheese sauce and a hefty portion of ground beef-style crumble.
15. Green Chili Mac and Cheese
This Green Chili Mac and Cheese is a great mac and cheese to add to your repertoire. Spicy green chilis kick it up a notch in the flavor department, and a layer of toasted tortilla chips on top adds some extra crunch to the dish!
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Reducing your meat intake and eating more plant-based foods is known to help with chronic inflammation, heart health, mental wellbeing, fitness goals, nutritional needs, allergies, gut health, and more! Dairy consumption also has been linked to many health problems, including acne, hormonal imbalance, cancer, and prostate cancer, and has many side effects.
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