Mmmmm Mac + Cheese Buffet

Hello from Paiges of Style... I'm a sucker for food, it's true. And especially good food. So, when I host a party, I always want to impress my guests with some good grub. I've learned over the years of entertaining that the secret to having fun at my own parties is actually being a part of the crowd and not slaving away in the kitchen. That's why my fave party food is having a DiY Mac n' Cheese bar.  I mean really, who doesn't love topping their mac n' cheese with bacon and blue cheese? Kids love it, adults love it and I can make it ahead of time...

Here is the link to my favorite mac n' cheese recipe from Barefoot Contessa {I just adore her}. I spice mine up with a few tablespoons of dijon mustard and a couple dashes of Worcestershire sauce to add a little zing. Even the gals went back for THIRDS at a baby shower.  

Below are some of the toppings I served. Bacon was definitely the #1 pick, followed by blue cheese. Next time, I'm thinking about adding lobster and grilled mushrooms too. What toppings would you add to the toppings bar?

You can see more of this baby shower here.


  1. yummy!! great idea for a baby shower. i also love ina's "adult" mac'n cheese recipe which has bacon baked right in...DELISH!!

  2. mac n' cheese is my all time favorite! love this!

  3. sweet paige, maybe it's a good thing we don't live closer? i'd eat too much and you'd drink too much ;) YUM-O!

  4. Can I ask how you kept the mac n' cheese warm? Or did it stay warm for awhile once out of the oven?