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When is National Mac and Cheese Day?

July 14th is National Mac and Cheese Day.

What is National Mac and Cheese Day?

Macaroni and cheese is American comfort food. For some, it’s a throwback to those nights mom needed a break from cooking dinner. For others, it’s the centerpiece of holiday meals. National Mac and Cheese Day celebrates this delectable dish of pasta, cheese, and whatever else your family recipe demands.

Some folks throw crumbled ground beef, sausage, even lobster into their mac and cheese. People cook it on the stove in a pot, bake it in the oven with cast iron skillets, or wrap it in bacon to serve as an hors d’oeuvres. Milk or heavy whipping cream smooths it out while caramelized onions, chives, or jalapeños can make it pop. Some even use zucchini noodles for a low-carb version.

There’s a style for every mac and cheese lover out there. So grab your bowl and spoon, and get ready for National Mac and Cheese Day.

Fun facts about National Mac and Cheese Day!

Multiple cheeses might be the first trick to creating exceptional macaroni and cheese.

Macaroni is one of the 350 different shapes of pasta that originated in Italy.

The secret ingredients in great mac and cheese recipes are, well, secret, but people have been known to use eggs and evaporated milk in undisclosed quantities.

Making pasta involves crushing wheat, so it’s fitting that “macaroni” comes from an Italian word that means “to crush.”

Thomas Jefferson brought macaroni back to the U.S. from Italy in 1789.

How to celebrate National Mac and Cheese Day:

Eat a bowl of mac and cheese! Build yourself a small dish of ready-made mac, or construct a homemade culinary masterpiece for the whole family.

What’s the hashtag for National Mac and Cheese Day?

Use #NationalMacAndCheeseDay to share your mac and cheese on social media.