Macaroni and cheese is the only reason we're okay with the fact that the warm-weather months don't last forever. We're happy for an excuse to eat hot, melted cheese, and nothing is going to come between us and our mac & cheese recipes.

Whether mac and cheese is plain, truffled or lobstered, it's hard to get enough. Of course, you need to know how to make it rich and creamy, but once you've mastered that you can dig into these 35 recipes without one moment's hesitation.

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  • Buttermilk Bacon Blue Smashed Potatoes

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.howsweeteats.com/2012/11/buttermilk-bacon-blue-smashed-potatoes/" target="_blank">Buttermilk Bacon Blue Smashed Potatoes Recipe</a> by How Sweet It Is</strong>

  • Mini Meatball Pizza with Fresh Mozzarella + Roasted Red Peppers

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.howsweeteats.com/2013/10/mini-meatball-pizza-with-fresh-mozzarella-roasted-red-peppers/" target="_blank">Mini Meatball Pizza with Fresh Mozzarella + Roasted Red Peppers Recipe</a> by How Sweet It Is</strong>

  • Classic Blue Cheese Wedge Salad

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.foodiecrush.com/2013/05/blue-cheese-wedge-salad-recipe/" target="_blank">Classic Blue Cheese Wedge Salad Recipe</a> by Foodie Crush</strong>

  • Nutella Brie Bites

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://bevcooks.com/2013/03/nutella-brie-bites/" target="_blank">Nutella Brie Bites Recipe</a> by Bev Cooks</strong>

  • Stuffed Chicken Breast with Goat Cheese, Sun-Dried Tomatoes & Spinach

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.cookincanuck.com/2013/03/stuffed-chicken-breasts-recipe-with-goat-cheese-sun-dried-tomatoes-spinach/" target="_blank">Stuffed Chicken Breast with Goat Cheese, Sun-Dried Tomatoes & Spinach Recipe</a> by Cookin' Canuck</strong>

  • Grilled Chicken Burger with Brie

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://food52.com/recipes/21892-grilled-chicken-burger-with-brie" target="_blank">Grilled Chicken Burger with Brie Recipe</a> by geminitb/Food52</strong>

  • Bite-Sized Baked Brie

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://joythebaker.com/2011/12/bite-sized-baked-brie/" target="_blank">Bite-Sized Baked Brie Recipe</a> by Joy The Baker</strong>

  • Four Cheese Pumpkin Pasta Bake

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.thisgalcooks.com/2013/09/13/four-cheese-pumpkin-pasta-bake/" target="_blank">Four Cheese Pumpkin Pasta Bake Recipe</a> by This Gal Cooks</strong>

  • Swiss Fondue

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://globaltableadventure.com/2013/05/10/recipe-swiss-fondue-giveaway/" target="_blank">Swiss Fondue Recipe</a> by Global Table Adventures</strong>

  • Garlic Beer Cheese Rolls

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://thebeeroness.com/2013/10/02/garlic-beer-cheese-rolls/" target="_blank">Garlic Beer Cheese Rolls Recipe </a>by The Beeroness</strong>

  • BBQ Chicken Nachos

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.macheesmo.com/2010/09/bbq-chicken-nachos/" target="_blank">BBQ Chicken Nachos Recipe</a> by Macheesmo</strong>

  • Blueberry & Brie Grilled Cheese

    Get the <a href="http://www.ilanafreddye.com/2012/12/blueberry-brie-grilled-cheese.html" target="_blank">Blueberry & Brie Grilled Cheese Recipe</a> by Whiskey by Ilana Freddye

  • "The Margherita" Pizza Grilled Cheese

    <strong>Get <a href="http://bsinthekitchen.com/the-margherita-pizza-grilled-cheese/" target="_blank">"The Margherita" Pizza Grilled Cheese Recipe</a> by BS In The Kitchen</strong>

  • Cheese and Chive Bread

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://alwayswithbutter.blogspot.com/2011/01/cheese-and-chive-bread.html" target="_blank">Cheese and Chive Bread Recipe</a> by Always With Butter</strong>

  • Ham and Cheese Waffles

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.macheesmo.com/2013/06/ham-and-cheese-waffles/" target="_blank">Ham and Cheese Waffles Recipe</a> by Macheesmo</strong>

  • Beet Ravioli with Goat Cheese, Ricotta and Mint Filling

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://food52.com/recipes/9993-beet-ravioli-with-goat-cheese-ricotta-and-mint-filling" target="_blank">Beet Ravioli with Goat Cheese, Ricotta and Mint Filling Recipe</a> by bethmichelle/Food52</strong>

  • Gougères (Traditional Cheese Puffs)

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://mimithorisson.com/2012/04/29/gougeres-traditional-cheese-puffs/" target="_blank">Gougères (Traditional Cheese Puffs) Recipe</a> by Manger</strong>

  • Beetroot and Goats Cheese Tarts

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.ledelicieux.com/recipes/beetroot-and-goats-cheese-tarts/" target="_blank">Beetroot and Goats Cheese Tarts Recipe</a> by Delicieux</strong>

  • Man-Made Mac and Cheese

    <strong>Ge the <a href="http://www.versesfrommykitchen.com/2013/10/autumn-classics-man-made-mac-cheese.html" target="_blank">Man-Made Mac and Cheese Recipe</a> by Verses from my Kitchen</strong>

  • Blue Cheese Roasted Asparagus

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.gimmesomeoven.com/blue-cheese-roasted-asparagus/" target="_blank">Blue Cheese Roasted Asparagus Recipe</a> by Gimme Some Oven</strong>

  • Baked Mexican Mozzarella Cheese Sticks

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.gimmesomeoven.com/baked-mexican-cheese-sticks-with-salsa/" target="_blank">Baked Mexican Mozzarella Cheese Sticks Recipe</a> by Gimme Some Oven</strong>

  • Broccoli and Cheese Twice Baked Potatoes

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.skinnytaste.com/2013/01/broccoli-and-cheese-twice-baked-potatoes.html" target="_blank">Broccoli and Cheese Twice Baked Potatoes Recipe</a> by Skinny Taste</strong>

  • Chopped Kale Salad with Grapes & Feta Cheese

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.cookincanuck.com/2013/07/chopped-kale-salad-recipe-with-grapes-feta-cheese/" target="_blank">Chopped Kale Salad with Grapes & Feta Cheese Recipe </a>by Cookin' Canuck</strong>

  • Endive Salad with Walnuts, Pears, and Gorgonzola

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/endive_salad_with_walnuts_pears_and_gorgonzola/" target="_blank">Endive Salad with Walnuts, Pears, and Gorgonzola Recipe </a>by Simply Recipes</strong>

  • Cheesy Corn Chowder with Bacon + Gorgonzola

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.howsweeteats.com/2013/09/cheesy-corn-chowder-with-bacon-gorgonzola/" target="_blank">Cheesy Corn Chowder with Bacon + Gorgonzola Recipe</a> by How Sweet It Is</strong>

  • Homemade Cheese Crackers

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.abeautifulmess.com/2012/10/homemade-cheese-crackers.html" target="_blank">Homemade Cheese Crackers Recipe</a> by A Beautiful Mess</strong>

  • Grilled Zucchini Roll with Goat Cheese, Roasted Peppers & Capers

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.cookincanuck.com/2013/06/grilled-zucchini-roll-recipe-with-goat-cheese-roasted-peppers-capers/" target="_blank">Grilled Zucchini Roll with Goat Cheese, Roasted Peppers & Capers Recipe</a> by Cookin' Canuck</strong>

  • Fried Caprese Salad

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.bellalimento.com/2013/07/01/fried-caprese-salad/" target="_blank">Fried Caprese Salad Recipes</a> by Bell'Alimento</strong>

  • Easy Cheese Danish

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://lemon-sugar.com/2013/04/easy-like-really-easy-cheese-danish.html/" target="_blank">Easy Cheese Danish Recipe</a> by Lemon Sugar</strong>

  • Warm Goat Cheese Dip with Lemon and Basil

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.cookthestory.com/2013/02/05/warm-goat-cheese-dip-romantic-dinner/" target="_blank">Warm Goat Cheese Dip with Lemon and Basil Recipe</a> by Cook The Story</strong>

  • Creamy Goat Cheese Pasta with Spinach & Roasted Mushrooms

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com/creamy-goat-cheese-pasta-with-spinach-roasted-mushrooms/" target="_blank">Creamy Goat Cheese Pasta with Spinach & Roasted Mushrooms Recipe</a> by Two Peas & Their Pod</strong>

  • Goat Cheese & Roasted Pepper Crostini

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com/goat-cheese-roasted-pepper-crostini/" target="_blank">Goat Cheese & Roasted Pepper Crostini Recipe </a>by Two Peas & Their Pod</strong>

  • Fresh Goat Cheese

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://alwayswithbutter.blogspot.com/2012/01/fresh-goat-cheese.html" target="_blank">Fresh Goat Cheese Recipe</a> by Always With Butter</strong>

  • Beer Cheese Skillet Potatoes

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://thebeeroness.com/2013/10/15/beer-cheese-skillet-potatoes/" target="_blank">Beer Cheese Skillet Potatoes Recipe</a> by The Beeroness</strong>

  • Broccoli Cheese Casserole

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/broccoli_cheese_casserole/" target="_blank">Broccoli Cheese Casserole Recipe </a>by Simply Recipes</strong>

  • Blue Cheese Biscuits

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.macheesmo.com/2012/12/blue-cheese-biscuits/" target="_blank">Blue Cheese Biscuits Recipe</a> by Macheesmo</strong>

  • The Quesale Dip

    <strong>Get <a href="http://www.macheesmo.com/2013/09/beer-cheese-dip/" target="_blank">The Quesale Dip Recipe</a> by Macheesmo</strong>

  • Cheesy Pretzel Baked Chicken Tenders with Honey Mustard Sauce

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.aspicyperspective.com/2013/08/baked-chicken-tenders-honey-mustard-sauce.html" target="_blank">Cheesy Pretzel Baked Chicken Tenders with Honey Mustard Sauce Recipe</a> by A Spicy Perspective</strong>