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It started with the call for your best macaroni and cheese recipe. It ended with a whole mess of cheesy, gooey recipes; thousands of votes; and pounds of Velveeta. But not all made the cut: Here are our choices (plus yours) for the supreme mac ’n' cheese.

And the winners are ...

The CHOW team hard at work (more photos below).

Three Cheese Mac and Cheese with Panko Bread Crumb Topping


Rich and creamy with a satisfying crunch, a classic mac—though some questioned the salt and pepper.

CHOW editors say ...

My favorite. Nice blend of cheeses and I like the texture that the breadcrumbs add.
When I'm not driving
my Rolls-Royce, I hang out with the common people and feed them this mac recipe.
I think it's too salty for a main but it would be a good

Chicken Nugget Macizza

 By alexalligator

Recipe didn't specify which pizza, nugget, and mac to use, so we chose Freschetta, Foster Farms, and Kraft Spider-Man.

CHOW editors say ...

Clearly written to gross
people out rather than delight.
Appeals to young guys, I
I'm ashamed I finished my serving.
Combines the three staple lunches of my childhood into one meal.

This Will Get You Laid Mac' n Cheese

 By thepharm

It got our attention with the name, lost it with the drippy, pale Velveeta.

CHOW editors say ...

Could be used as a binder
for craft projects.
The texture coats your whole throat and mouth with awful.
Overpoweringly unpleasant Velveeta flavor.
Gerber meets Elmer's
Glue meets the heartland.
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This contest ended on Friday, February 29, 2008, 4PM PST.