From the Culinary SOS archive: Mac ‘n’ cheese galore!


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This morning, Donna from Valley Village emailed me, asking for our recent Culinary S.O.S for mac ‘n’ cheese from Famous Dave’s:

‘I hope that you can help me with this, about 3 weeks ago there was an SOS column that had a macaroni & cheese recipe from a restaurant that was wonderful. I thought I had cut it out to save, but alas, I cannot find it....’


We loved Famous Dave’s creamy take on this classic comfort food, folding in a little Dijon mustard for extra tang, a touch of barbecue sauce for extra depth and a sprinkling of chopped jalapeños for a hint of heat.

Of course, it seems everyone has their own secret to great mac ‘n’ cheese. It’s one of our most popular requests here at Culinary S.O.S., and we’ve run a number of great variations over the last few years. For all you mac ‘n’ cheese fanatics, I’ve compiled some of our most recent recipes, with variations that include grilled chicken and white truffle oil, batches with several kinds of cheese, spiced-up mac ‘n’ cheese -- we even have a recipe that includes beer(!!!) from the Rackhouse Pub in Denver.

Click on the links to check them out, and let me know about your favorite mac ‘n’ cheese, and feel free to email me if there’s a particular restaurant’s secret recipe you’d like us to search out! Thanks, Donna!

Click here for more Culinary SOS recipes. If you have a favorite restaurant recipe you’d like to request, feel free to email me at I’ll do my best to track it down!

-- Noelle Carter