7 Grown-Up Macaroni and Cheese Recipes the Kids Will Love

Who doesn’t love a big bowl of macaroni and cheese on a chilly fall day? Or any day, for that matter. It’s a childhood favorite, a crowd pleaser and an easy meal option for those “I just need a minute” kind of days.

But you don’t have to rely on the old cheese powder packet to get you through— we’ve rounded up seven macaroni and cheese recipes that will satisfy both grown-ups and kids, with a just a few added ingredients. And yes, there are a few good-for-you additions that they will never know are in there! We’re looking at you, spinach.

Keep scrolling to browse 7 Grown-Up Macaroni and Cheese Recipes the Kids Will Love.

Zucchini Mac and Cheese

Recipe: iFOODReal

Steak and Cheddar Mac and Cheese

Recipe: Pinch of Yum

Irishman’s Mac and Cheese

Spinach Artichoke Mac and Cheese

One Skillet Mac and Cheese with Sausage and Bell Peppers

Pumpkin Mac and Cheese

Jalapeno Popper Mac and Cheese

If you’re planning to add these into your weekly rotation, take a peek at these Sneaky Recipes to Get Your Kids to Eat Their Veggies.

Opening Image: Candice Kumai