We know you thought聽mac and cheese was your boyfriend, but there鈥檚 a new love聽in town. The聽classic mac聽has gotten a major upgrade with聽rainbow mac,聽fried mac, jalape帽o popper mac, mac pizza, mac pancakes, grilled mac 鈥榥鈥 cheese sandwiches and, yes, even a highfalutin鈥櫬爈obster mac 鈥 OOH LA LA!聽If you鈥檙e already聽salivating at the thought of these craaaazy mac聽concoctions, keep scrolling聽for *the* most聽outrageous mac and cheese recipes you鈥檝e ever seen.


1.聽Skillet Mac and Cheese (Pizza Style): Oh em gee 鈥 it鈥檚 everyone鈥檚 two faves, pizza and mac and cheese, cooked up in a single聽skillet. This double-delicious dish will get聽thumbs up from even the聽pickiest eaters at the table.聽(via聽Heather鈥檚 French Press)


2.聽Lobster Mac and Cheese: This homemade mac and cheese is made the old fashioned way, with a floury roux-based聽cheese sauce. The combination of cheddar and Parrano cheese is extra聽tangy,聽and pairs just right with the lobster. Your tastebuds will thank you聽for聽your trouble. 聽(via聽Amy in the Kitchen)


3.聽Macaroni and Cheese With Bacon and Caramelized Onions: Everyone鈥檚 childhood favorite is all grown up in this聽mac and cheese with bacon and caramelized onions. Elevate this dish聽to food-throwdown perfection by subbing prosciutto or pancetta in place of the bacon. (via Julia鈥檚 Album)


4. Four-Cheese Caprese Mac and Cheese: This聽recipe is so聽simple, yet *so* delicious. Take your basic mac and cheese and load it up with four cheeses 鈥 cheddar, mozzarella, Havarti and Brie 鈥 then top with a fresh basil pesto and some heirloom tomato slices.聽It鈥檚 everything you ever wanted in a mac and cheese: creamy, luscious and OH-SO-good.聽(via Half Baked Harvest)


5.聽French Onion Mac and Cheese: Vidalia onions are spilling over at the greenmarket, and this soup聽takes full advantage. Everyone knows the聽best part of onion soup is the cheese, right? But let鈥檚 up our game聽by adding macaroni and cheese, to turn聽this soup into a tasty meal that鈥檚聽deeply satisfying. (via Hungry Couple)


6. Gluten Free Mac and Cheese With Zucchini Noodles: This one鈥檚 for all the GF peeps in the house. This mac and cheese comes with聽a delectable sauce made of聽Greek yogurt, mozzarella and Parmesan cheese that鈥檚 served聽over zucchini noodles. This low-carb, low-cal copycat聽clocks in at just聽250 calories and tastes out of this world. (via聽Food Faith Fitness)


7.聽An Irishman鈥檚 Mac and Cheese: Okay, we promised you crazy, and this dish can bring it!聽Imagine an Irish colcannon with bacon, kale and potatoes in a scrumptious mash-up with a traditional mac and cheese. And if that鈥檚 not outrageous enough, top聽it off with a聽crumbled聽mound of聽potato chips before serving. Bookmark this one for St. Paddy鈥檚 Day聽and you鈥檒l be the hit of the party. (via聽Half Baked Harvest)


8.聽Bacon, Mac and Cheese Melt:聽Mac and cheese聽brings this聽grilled cheese with bacon sammy to a whole new mind-blowing level. It聽makes a perfect second-day lunch聽when you鈥檝e got some leftover mac and cheese in the fridge. (via Real Food by Dad)


9. Mac & Cheese Burgers: Look out, Juicy Lucy, you are about to be out-ranked. You can鈥檛 get any better than a burger stuffed with cheese, unless it鈥檚 stuffed聽with mac and cheese of course. Invite some Insta-friends when you make this, because you鈥檙e gonna want witnesses to document this food-porn-worthy spectacle. (via聽Just Add Hot Sauce)


10. Fried Mac and Cheese: Because everything tastes better fried, this TGI Friday鈥檚 copycat calls for homemade mac and cheese to be聽chilled, formed, then dipped in egg and covered in breadcrumbs before hitting the fryer. Golden brown, crusty and oozing cheesy goodness, these bites won鈥檛 last a minute 鈥 so you鈥檇 better make a double batch for that next BBQ. (via聽Spicy Southern Kitchen)


11. Bacon Mac and Cheese Bites: These appetizers聽are easy to make and bacon-anything is always聽a crowd pleaser at parties. Bonus: They can be prepped聽ahead of time and warmed up right before serving. (via The Gunny Sack)


12.聽Macaroni and Cheese Pancakes: Mac and cheese pancakes, isn鈥檛 that some sort of crime? We鈥檒l plead the fifth 鈥 all we know is these聽three-cheese mac griddle cakes are browned to a crisp and聽incredibly delicious. The best part? There鈥檚 a hidden veggie in the batter, but no one will ever know! (via聽The Breakfast Drama Queen)


13.聽Rainbow Mac + Cheese Recipe: Homemade cheese fondue is drizzled聽over dyed pasta and served up in a wild spectrum of color across your聽plate.聽Get ready to dig in and taste the rainbow. All the kiddies 鈥斅燽ig and small 鈥 will love this one. (Brit + Co)


14.聽Jalape帽o Poppers With Mac and Cheese Cheetos: These poppers are stuffed with cheesy macaroni, then covered in crunchy Cheetos and doused with聽melted cheese. SWOON. Have some聽ice cold beer handy, because these聽things are addictive and the jalape帽os聽pack a punch. (via聽Foodness Gracious)


15. Mini Italian Meatball Mac and Cheese Stuffed Peppers: When cooking something everyone likes seems almost impossible, here鈥檚 your secret weapon! Mac and cheese聽and spicy Italian meatballs are stuffed inside colorful bell peppers, then bathed in savory marinara sauce. Reluctant short order cook FTW! (via Half Baked Harvest)

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