Whether you’re a boxed pro or prefer to make your own from scratch, mix up your mac and cheese routine by whipping up something different for Shavuot!

Quick, Essential Stovetop Mac-and-Cheese

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This single serving is ready in 15 minutes and made all in one pot from ingredients you likely already keep around.

Gnocchi “Mac” and Cheese

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Pillowy gnocchi takes less than five minutes to cook. If you make your cheese sauce while the water boils, the dish comes together quickly.

Spinach Artichoke Mac and Cheese

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Two comfort foods in one: Creamy spinach and artichoke dip meets mac and cheese, with crunchy panko breadcrumbs on top.

Macaroni and Cheese With Black Beans and Chipotle

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This variation, featuring chiles in adobe, evaporated milk and black beans, comes from James Beard Award winner J. Kenji López-Alt, author of “The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science.”

Mac and Cheese Egg Rolls

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This classically creamy mac and cheese is stuffed into egg roll wrappers and fried until crispy on the outside and gooey on the inside.

Two Ingredient Mac and Cheese

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This dish features pasta and Boursin cheese. That’s it!

Israeli Couscous Mac & Cheese

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Some Israeli flavors, like cottage cheese and feta, are added to this American-style pasta dish. Serve alongside baked salmon for a perfect Shavuot meal.

Mozzarella Pesto Mac and Cheese

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Swiss cheese and pesto set this recipe apart. 

Apple-Cheddar Mac and Cheese

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There’s nothing more American than a slice of apple pie with a chunk of cheddar cheese. Embrace that sentiment with this flavorful version of mac and cheese!

Mac-and-Cheese Balls

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This is a great way to make an all-time family favorite party-friendly.

One Pot 4 Cheese Caprese Mac and Cheese

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This recipe features roasted tomatoes, basil pesto and brie, topped with garlicky Ritz crackers and as much fresh basil as you can find.

Truffle Mac ‘N Cheese

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(Photo: Kosher by Gloria)

A few drops of truffle oil elevates a classic comfort dish into a little something extra.

Buffalo Cauliflower Baked Mac and Cheese

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This is a substantial side dish with traditional buffalo-wing flavor, but without any meat. Serve with extra hot sauce for those who love heat.

Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Mac and Cheese

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There are comfort food mashup recipes, and then there’s this king of the cheesy, spicy junk food recipe. Yes, you read the name of this recipe right: Flamin’ Hot Cheetos are in the sauce for extreme heat and flavor.