Creamy, hearty, and comforting, mac and cheese isn’t just for kids. Here are our favorite spins on the classic recipe.

Macaroni and cheese, mac and cheese, The Mac—call it whatever you’d like, the classic recipe is a classic for a reason. It’s a must-have for weeknights, big family get-togethers, and camping trips. You can stick with the recipe you have always known (and probably memorized), or you can swap some of those simple ingredients for something new. Like wine.

That’s right, the first mac and cheese recipe below calls for gruyère, gouda, and white wine. Another of our favorites uses bacon for a rich flavor, or try out the Dungeness crab recipe to splurge on your next potluck.

Keep using your favorite type of pasta, experiment with some herbs, and enjoy some of our favorite mac and cheese recipes we’ve come across.

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