Six Ways to Celebrate National Mac and Cheese Day (Without Turning on the Oven)


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Good news, cheese lovers! Today is National Mac & Cheese Day, and in honor of this cheesy holiday, we are celebrating with six brand new recipes from some of our favorite food bloggers. This collection is filled with fresh, seasonal flavors and creative new flavor combinations. Best of all, they can all be prepared on the stove top, so there’s no need to turn on the oven – perfect for your summer mac and cheese fix. Try one tonight for an easy weeknight dinner or visit for more great recipes.

1.) Fresh Herb Stove Top Mac and Cheese – Annie from Annie’s Eats combines Wisconsin gouda and mozzarella in a tangy Greek yogurt cheese sauce flavored with lots of fresh summer herbs.

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2.) Chili Mac and Cheese with Cheesy Puffs – This recipe from Gerry of Foodness Gracious is layer upon layer of hearty goodness. Start with macaroni noodles, top with a simple beef chili, finish with lots of Wisconsin fontina and gouda and crushed cheese puffs for added crunch.


3.) Smoky Barbecue Chicken Mac and Cheese – This smoky, cheesy recipe from Morgan of Host the Toast brings together classic summer BBQ flavors – and it’s a great way to use up leftover chicken.


4.) Stovetop Ratatouille Mac and Cheese – Jonathan from The Candid Appetite has combined classic summer ratatouille (with zucchini, yellow squash, eggplant, peppers and tomatoes) with creamy macaroni and cheese and a crunchy breadcrumb topping.


5.) Summer Greens Stovetop Mac and Cheese – There’s no shortage of fresh green vegetables this time of year. This recipe from Megan of Country Cleaver pairs Wisconsin fontina with zucchini, Swiss chard and okra.

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6.) Gouda Mac and Cheese with Peaches and Prosciutto – This savory/sweet recipe from Molly of My Name is Yeh marries fresh peaches with crispy prosciutto in a creamy Wisconsin gouda sauce.

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