Denver's ten best macaroni and cheese dishes

Categories: Best of Denver

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3) Sputnik
The mac and cheese at Sputnik has gone through several evolutions, and the current version is out of this world -- a tasty combination of cheddar, asiago, monterey jack, cheez-it crumbs, and green onion, served in a big bowl with no frills and no extras. But you don't need them.

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2) Ignite
If you like your meal cooked in a skillet in a wood-fired oven (and come on! who doesn't?!) this mac and cheese is for you. That sizzling skillet holds cavatappi, a creamy four-cheese bechamel sauce, and smoked bacon and tomato; diners have the option of adding roast chicken or mushrooms.

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1) Mizuna
The macaroni and cheese at Mizuna has been a hit since Frank Bonanno first put it on Mizuna's menu. This dish represents the highest elevation of a traditionally low-brow dish: simple elbow pasta dressed with smooth mascarpone cheese, beurre blanc, poached lobster and delicate lobster oil. White pepper and chervil round out this perfect plate for the most elegant -- and pricey -- take on macaroni we've ever tried, which won the Best Mac and Cheese award in the Best of Denver 2013.


Location Info

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Mizuna

225 E. 7th Ave., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

Tom's Home Cookin'

800 E. 26th Ave., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

Steuben's Food Service

523 E. 17th Ave., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

D Bar Desserts

1475 E. 17th Ave., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

Jonesy's EatBar

400 E. 20th Ave., Denver, CO

Category: Music

Serioz Pizzeria

1336 E. 17th Ave. Parkway, Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

Sassafras American Eatery

2637 W. 26th Ave., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

Sputnik

3 S. Broadway, Denver, CO

Category: Music

Ignite!

2124 Larimer St., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

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32 comments
Rosa Alex
Rosa Alex

Curt Thomas we should go try every one if them

boblawblah.colo
boblawblah.colo

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monopod
monopod

How come only one of these places gets a picture of the actual mac n' cheese there?  The article would be much more useful if we had pics of each one to compare.  I'm sure you've got an intern willing to take one for the team and spend a week eating and snapping photos of mac n' cheese....

nyislander33
nyislander33

I can't believe no one has mentioned Scruffy Murphy's. Their Mac and cheese is amazing and it lacks a lot of the pretentious frills and bs many places put into their Mac and cheese these days.

Neal Robbins
Neal Robbins

Annie's Cafe Mac 'n Cheese omelette.... nuff said

bigMAC
bigMAC

FRESHCRAFT's mac n cheese is the best ! You really do need to try it- they recently put it on the menu . . it's got an amazingly crispy and tall puff pastry on top that crunches beautifully through the mac and smoked cheddar cheese and serano chilies . . I need some now!

ScubaSteve
ScubaSteve topcommenter

The best mac and cheese comes from my own kitchen.  (Incidentally, in the Navy, mac and cheese was referred to by many crew members as "Earwax Souffle".)

Kenyon Anderson
Kenyon Anderson

Anyone for Kraft Mac N Cheese? You know; the one in the blue box. Pure childhood heaven.

Sarah Moss
Sarah Moss

I would also add Yard House (yes, I know it's not local).

Sarah Bunch Worton
Sarah Bunch Worton

The Copper Pot! Have it as it comes or mix in any or all of your favorite toppings. I like it best with bacon and fresh jalapeño. Mmmm!

Heather Fling
Heather Fling

Make my own best mac & cheese. .my daughter love's the way I make it..♥

Kyle Huber
Kyle Huber

The Rackhouse absolutely.. best mac n cheese that I've ever had

Fallene Wells
Fallene Wells

Solera truffle mac and cheese with scallops is amazing!

Chandra Jones
Chandra Jones

how can you not have the rackhouse on here?! seriously, the best mac n cheese i've ever eaten. and i've eaten a lot of mac n cheese.

Mantonat
Mantonat topcommenter

Other excellent versions can be found at the Rackhouse and Highland Tap & Burger.

davebarnes
davebarnes topcommenter

Hops and Pie.

Ham hock, IPA, peas, multiple cheeses.

Delicious.

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