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What is the best macaroni and cheese recipe?

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Food Network's top-rated macaroni and cheese recipe is Croque Monsieur Mac and Cheese, which is inspired by the French breakfast dish of the same name. This recipe is baked as a casserole and made with Gruyere cheese, ham and bread.

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What is the best macaroni and cheese recipe?
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Croque Monsieur Mac and Cheese is a casserole of ziti pasta tossed in cheese sauce and topped in diced ham and more pasta. Cubed bread tossed in milk, eggs and cheese tops this dish. This recipe has five stars on Food Network's list of the best macaroni and cheese recipes.

Ina Garten's Baked Macaroni and Cheese recipe also has five stars from over 800 reviewers. Her recipe calls for tossing the pasta in a cheddar and Gruyere white sauce and placing it in a casserole. Sliced tomatoes and bread crumbs top the dish.

Rachel Ray's Cauliflower Mac and Cheese has four and a half stars on FoodNetwork.com. This recipe combines steamed cauliflower with cooked pasta tossed in cheese sauce, covered with cheese and baked.

Another top-rated macaroni and cheese recipe tosses cooked pasta with a Bechamel cheddar cheese sauce. Bechamel is a white sauce that contains eggs. This recipe should be served immediately or topped with cheese and baked until it bubbles.

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