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Ok folks. It’s here, it’s finally here! Mac & Cheese Mania is live! Rachel {from the amazing blog Rachel Cooks} and I have been planning this event for months and I’m so happy it’s finally time for the big reveal. All this week Rachel and I will be sharing all new mac and cheese recipes on our blogs. Trust me, if you love cheese and pasta you’re going to love this week! Plus there are OVER $1800 worth of prizes up for grabs. There will be lots of pinning too! So make sure to follow along! Make sure you scroll down to see how to enter the giveaway!

If you’re wondering why we are doing this it’s because it’s both of our blogs anniversaries! This week I will been blogging for 5 years! I cannot believe it’s been that long! Trust me, when I started blogging I thought it would be a hobby that would last a few weeks. Luckily it stuck and now I have a full time career and a job I truly love. Thank you to all my awesome readers for making that possible!

Ok, enough of this cheesy non-sense…see what I did there? On to the event!

First I need to give a GIANT shout out to all of our blogger friends who helped bring attention to our event. I just want to take a minute to thank each and every single one of you. You’re all so amazing! Make sure to check out these recipes, they all sound phenomenal!

Check out all of these amazing recipes!

Jalapeno Popper Mac & Cheese by Heather’s Dish
Buffalo Cheddar Mac and Cheese by Eats Well With Others
Creamy Spinach Artichoke Macaroni and Cheese with Gouda by Sarah’s Cucina Bella
Light Sweet Potato Mac ‘n Cheese Recipe by Cookin’ Canuck
Macaroni and Cheese Fritters by Amuse Your Bouche
Skinny Chicken Mac and Cheese Casserole by A Zesty Bite
Creamy Pancetta + Leek Macaroni and Cheese by Simply Scratch
Smoked Bacon Mac and Cheese by Cravings of a Lunatic
Pizza Mac and Cheese by Very Culinary
Crab Mac and Cheese by Dine & Dish
Bacon & Eggs Breakfast Mac & Cheese by Sweet Remedy
Fried Mac & Cheese Balls by The Little Kitchen
Sweet Pork Macaroni and Cheese by Oh, Sweet Basil
Butternut Squash Quinoa Mac n’ Cheese Bake by Queen of Quinoa
Lightened Up Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese by Prevention RD
Butternut Mac and Cheese with Pretzel Crust by Healthy. Delicious.
Skinny Greek Mac and Cheese with Crunchy Pita Chip Topping by The Law Student’s Wife
Potato Skin Mac and Cheese by Eat Your Heart Out
Homestyle Baked Mac & Cheese by Pocket Change Gourmet
Bacon Mac and Cheese Egg Rolls by Miss in the Kitchen
Pepper Jack Mac and Cheese by Crunchy Creamy Sweet
Blue Cheese Bechamel Mac and Cheese by Sweetphi

Korean Mac & Cheese by Cooking with Books
Black and Blue Mac and Cheese by Fabtastic Eats
Tomato and Leek Mac and Cheese by Susie Freaking Homemaker
Healthier Mac & Cheese with Chipotle Peppers by Go Gingham
Mac and Cheese Ice Cream by Fat Girl Trapped in a Skinny Body
Blue Cheese & Bacon Macaroni & Cheese by Gimme Some Oven
Poutine Mac and Cheese with Andouille Gravy by Climbing Grier Mountain
Double Smoked Chicken Mac and Cheese by Girl Carnivore
Creamy Greek Yogurt Mac and Cheese with Peas and Bacon by Running to the Kitchen
Nudel Gratin by Crumbs and Chaos
Mushroom and Truffle Sea Salt White Cheddar Macaroni and Cheese by Big Bear’s Wife
Roasted Poblano and Goat Cheese Mac by Daisy at Home
Creamy Cauliflower ‘n Cheese with Bacon by Barefeet in the Kitchen
Wisconsin Cheese, Brats, and Onion Macaroni and Cheese by a farmgirl’s dabbles
Spinach Queso Mac & Cheese by Bake Your Day
Roasted Garlic Mac and Cheese with a Pancetta Parmesan Crust by Mountain Mama Cooks
French Onion Mac & Cheese by Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts
Healthier Macaroni and Cheese by Texanerin Baking
Pulled Pork Mac and Cheese by CafeTerraBlog
Macaroni and Cheese Stuffed Peppers by Cook the Story
Jack Daniels Mac and Cheese by The Slow Roasted Italian
Lobster Mac and Cheese by FoodieCrush
Green Chili 5-cheese Baked Mac and Cheese by A Southern Fairytale
Homemade Elbow Noodle Tutorial + a Recipe for Roasted Veggie Mac by Bakeaholic Mama
Salsa Verde Mac-n-Cheese (two ways) by Eat2Gather
Cauliflower Mac and Cheese with Crispy Panko Topping by The Lemon Bowl
Skillet Mac and Cheese by Jelly Toast

About our sponsors

Now, onto our sponsors for the event. Rachel and I both reached out to all of our PR friends to see if they were interested in working together with use for Mac & Cheese Mania. We were so lucky to find so many companies who also love cheese and carbs. We have gathered a list of OVER $1800 worth of prizes for you to win!

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Read whats up for grabs…so many fun prizes!


We are also thrilled to have OXO sponsoring Mac and Cheese Mania. The quality of their products is second to none and they make a gadget for your every need. I have been using their products for years and they are the only utensils that grace my kitchen. Trust me, you will go nuts over what’s for grab in their prize basket. PLUS they are not just offering up 1 prize, they are offering up 2 prizes! That’s right, you get 2 chances to win this amazing gift. Later this week I will be showcasing a few of these amazing products in a post so be on the lookout! Plus you can follow OXO on FacebookTwitterPinterest and Instagram.

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Wanna know what’s up for grabs? Lua salt and pepper grindersmedium silicone spatula4 piece mini measuring beaker set3 piece large bowl and colander settriple timer5 pound food scale with pull-out displaystainless steel spice jar measuring spoons9″ silicone whiskthree ring trivet set and a compact grate & slice set. Winning this prize is almost like winning a whole new kitchen!

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Door to Door Organics

I have heard so many amazing things about Door to Door Organics. I’m pumped that they are sponsoring Mac & Cheese Mania. Rachel talks about them all time and often posts pictures of their fresh and delicious delivered produce. Let me tell you, if I could have them deliver to my door I totally would! One less trip to the overpriced grocery store is exactly what I need in my life! Follow Door to Door Organics on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram! You can also find great recipes on their site.

Mac & Cheese Mania via Nutmeg NannyBy entering your mac & cheese recipe, you could win one of three $100 gift cards to use for a Door to Door Organics delivery! (Must be in delivery area.) Door to Door Organics is offering up a $100 gift cards to three lucky winners! Mac & Cheese Mania via Nutmeg Nanny


Enter to win Microplane Graters and Kitchen Tools – includes Graters, Cut Resistant Glove and Herb Mill. This prize is valued around $50. Mac & Cheese Mania via Nutmeg Nanny


One of the favorite things in my kitchen has to be my quality knives. I have a few Wüsthof knives and love using them. Lucky for you, you could win this great CLASSIC studio block! It includes 3 knives, kitchen shears, and a compact wood storage block — a $150 dollar value!

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Rachael Ray

By linking up your macaroni and cheese recipe you’ll be entered to win this fun and colorful Rachael Ray Stoneware Casseroval – 4.25 Qt. Covered Oval Casserole — valued at $50! Mac & Cheese Mania via Nutmeg Nanny


By linking up your macaroni and cheese recipe you’ll be entered to win this Anolon Advanced Bronze 4.5 Qt. Tapered Stockpot – a gorgeous and versatile pan. Anolon pans are heavy duty and the perfect addition to your pot and pan collection. This stockpot is valued at $50. Mac & Cheese Mania via Nutmeg Nanny


Our friends from Spiceologist are contributing an absolutely gorgeous Spiceologist Block (starter) with spices — valued at 139.95! I have one of these spice blocks and I LOVE it! It’s so fashionable and the spices are amazing and fresh.

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Marx Foods

If you’re looking for a unique food item, Marx Foods should be the first place you look. From fancy pastas to truffles to meats and seafood, Marx Foods has it. By linking up your recipe, you are entered to win a Risotto Kit valued at $54!

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Zak is giving away some pretty fantastic (and colorful!) server ware from their new microwave-safe line. If you’re like me you will gladly eat mac and cheese for breakfast. That means this colorful set would get quite the workout in your kitchen. By linking up your recipe, you’re entered to win 4 plates, 4 bowls and a pretty trivet! Valued around $45.

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Cabot has offered up a very cheesy prize! {See what I did there?} When you link up you will be entered to win a YEAR of cheese! In detail this means you would win 52 pounds of Cabot cheese in 4 separate shipments of 13 pounds each. Bring on the cheese! Valued over $300.

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If you’re anything like me you could always use a little more quality bakeware. I have lots of good that were passed down from my in-laws but it’s time for a little sprucing up! If you find yourself in the same position you’re in luck! Up for grabs we have a large, medium and small set of Tendance Swissmar bakeware. Valued around $150.

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Vermont Creamery

Goat cheese is hands down of my favorite things on earth. It’s creamy, tangy and full of flavor. This gift basket from Vermont Creamery is packed full of cultured butter, creme fraiche and goat cheese. Trust me, if you’re a fan of cheese you’re going to love this prize! Valued around $50.

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Oh my! This prize is all about the deliciousness of carbs. If your like Barilla pasta you’re going to love this gift basket. Up for grabs is 2 prizes each one including a box of original Barilla pasta, Barilla Veggie, Barilla Plus, a Barilla apron and a colander. Each prize pack is valued at $25.

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Giveaway Information:

Entering the giveaway is super simple. If you have the link to your favorite mac and cheese recipe simply link it up using Inlinkz. That’s that handy little tool you see below that are showing yummy thumbnails of mac and cheese. You can enter up to 4 different recipes BUT are only required to upload 1 to enter the giveaway. If you do not have a blog, or a link to your favorite recipe, you can simple leave the recipe in the comments section and then enter through the PromoSimple giveaway widget.

Giveaway checklist:

  • If you’re a blogger or have a link to your favorite mac and cheese recipe link it up using the handy Inlinkz tool. The recipe can be classic mac and cheese or a fun spin on the idea – mac and cheese pizza, mac and cheese stuffed burger, etc. You get the idea.
  • If you’re not a blogger or do not have a favorite mac and cheese link simple leave your favorite recipe in the comment section. Make sure to let us know why the recipe is your favorite.
  • If you are a blogger you MUST add “Come join Mac and Cheese Mania at Nutmeg Nanny and Rachel Cooks sponsored by Door to Door Organics and OXO!” in your new or old blog post.
  • You have to link-up at least 1 recipe BUT can enter up to 4. After you have linked up you can then enter the giveaway via the Promosimple Widget. Please only link your recipe on Nutmeg Nanny or Rachel Cooks. No need to do it on both sites.
  • Giveaways are open to residents of the US and you MUST be 18 to enter.
  • The giveaway will close March 9th, 11:59EST.
  • Please be patient when entering the giveaway. It can be slow to load at times.

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loaded baked potato pizza in a cast iron skillet
Loaded Baked Potato Pizza
pulled pork mac and cheese in a white dish drizzled with bbq sauce
Pulled Pork Mac and Cheese

Bella Hardy @ Healthnerdy

Monday 2nd of July 2018

Can I share this to my Pinterest followers? Thanks in advance and also for sharing ;)

Jill Roberts @ WellnessGeeky

Thursday 4th of January 2018

Absolutely love all these recipes! I prefer healthy food! And i'll definitely try these recipes. My husband would love mac cheese mania! Thanks for sharing!

Ricki Ginsberg

Wednesday 15th of July 2015

Our family favorite is the recipe my family has used for decades. Betty Crocker does a family good! :)


Friday 13th of March 2015

I love all of these products! :)

Spinach Queso Macaroni and Cheese

Tuesday 26th of August 2014

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