Lunch will be just as fun to make as it will be to eat with these mac and cheese creations

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They scream, you scream, we all scream for MAC AND CHEESE! If you love this creamy, cheesy, delicious creation as much as we do, then you're doing to love what we're about to tell you. It's no secret that macaroni and cheese is a highly favored lunch meal amongst not only children, but adults as well all over the world. Whether you're "dressing it up" as a side dish for a fancy meal, or eating it by itself -- mac and cheese is arguably one of the greatest comfort foods bestowed upon us by the pasta Gods.

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But what if we were to ask you how many ways you've had mac and cheese? Unless you're a food tasting guru, you'd probably only say one -- in its traditional form, aka the pasta lathered in cheese. Don't get us wrong, this is the most common way to eat mac and cheese and it's basically ALWAYS delicious. But here's the thing -- there are so many ways to eat this meal that you're probably completely unaware of. Let's take a look at a few below. Get ready to drool!

1) Meatball mac and cheese stuffed peppers

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2) Mac and cheese grilled cheese



3) Mac and cheese pizza



4) Mac attack burger

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5) Mac and cheese stuffed fried zucchini



6) Mac and cheese quesadilla



7) Mac and cheese meatball sandwiches

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Lunch will be just as fun to make as it will be to eat with these mac and cheese creations

1. Polenta with meat sauce

This simple skillet supper, which cooks up quick and easy in one skillet, is a flavor-packed weeknight alternative to lasagna. 

2. Giant skillet sticky bun

This sticky bun could pass as a cake for a casual family dinner. It’s super fun to make, so if you have kids, make sure to get them involved! Tip: Use store-bought pizza dough to save time!

3. Petite filet stroganoff

This delicious meal really feels like a treat, though it’s not particularly difficult to make. This would be perfect for a Sunday night family dinner. The meat is cooked in a skillet, while the noodles are cooked separately, but everything ends up back in the skillet to get “married” together. 

4. Giant skillet chocolate chip cookie

This is another fun one to make with kids, and wait until you see the look on their face when they see the giant cookie! It couldn’t be easier, since the batter mixes right up in the pan you’re cooking it in.

5. Skillet chicken with hot & sweet peppers

This skillet meal features crispy chicken thighs and robust Italian sausage (or chorizo) that is cooked with sautéed onions and peppers. Delish!

6. Sausage and butternut squash skillet supper

This flavorful meal is a simple combo of Italian sausage and nutrient-dense butternut squash that is served over toasted bread – how easy could that be?

8. Giant skillet peanut butter pretzel brownie

brownie with peanut butter and pretzels? It’s a salty-sweet dream! Grant uses a store-bought brownie mix, and simply adds peanut butter and pretzels. What could possibly be easier? 

8. 15-minute skillet tamale pie

Dinner in 15 minutes? Could it be true? This meal features all the flavors of labor intensive tamales in a mere fraction of the time it usually takes.

9. Skillet-roasted potato ruben melt

For this indulgent skillet dinner, white and sweet potato wedges are crisped in the oven, then removed to the stove top, where the rest of the meal is built. First, drained sauerkraut is layered over the potatoes, followed by a homemade Russian dressing, cubed corned beef, and shredded Emmentaler cheese. Then the whole thing is browned in the oven. Yum!

10. Smoky chicken cacciatore

This delicious skillet meal takes less than an hour to make! First, brown chicken thighs in a cast iron skillet, remove, then add smoky bacon, mushrooms, peppers, garlic and onions and sautee. Add tomato paste, fire-roasted tomatoes and delicious red wine, then return the chicken to the pan and cook through. You can serve right out of the pan, how easy is that?

11. Chicken and rice pilaf skillet supper

This Moroccan-inspired skillet dinner is both delicious and nutritious. Homemade rice pilaf is fleshed out with Meyer lemon, raisins and saffron-infused chicken stock. The pilaf is then topped with poached chicken, toasted almonds, and blanched peas and green beans.

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