There's no arguing that macaroni and cheese is a favorite in homes everywhere, but figuring out what to serve with Mac and Cheese is a whole other story!



I scoured the over 300 recipes on my site to find the best main dishes, side dishes, and salads to choose from to make your mac n cheese meal one to remember!



Barbecued Chicken Drumsticks

Pair these childhood faves with a smooth and melty mac and you've got instant comfort on a plate. Best of all, this combination resonates with kids and adults alike!

Really Great Meatloaf

Ground beef mains paired with mac n cheese have made sense to home cooks since forever. Offer a quick stovetop macaroni and cheese or a baked mac to complete an otherwise classic diner menu combination.

Homemade Sloppy Joes

Tangy Sloppy Joe sauce paired with your best mac recipe equals a menu that'll end up on rotation often if you have kids. It's sweet, it's tangy, it's messy, yummy, kid-friendly perfection!

'Mothership' Tomato Salad

Remember Grandma serving stewed tomatoes alongside her macaroni? This side dish eats like a main dish salad. The tomatoes are reminiscent of that one food group so well known to macaroni and cheese!

Brown Butter Green Beans

A MUST TRY. I personally cannot think of a more intense flavor profile than to pair melted cheese with green beans that are tossed with lightly toasted sweet pecans and nutty, sweet brown butter!

Lemon Dill Chicken Cakes

Chicken Cakes begin with canned or leftover roasted chicken and are a flavorful plate of WOW served with a cheesy, creamy mac and cheese. Prepare for forkfuls of crunchy, creamy goodness. Air fry or pan fry!

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