Ri Ra uses Irish cheddar for its Pub Mac and Cheese and dresses it up with mushrooms, garlic and a topping of herbed toasted crumbs, $16, or $21 with grilled chicken or $24 with grilled shrimp.
The Shoppes at Mandalay Place, 702-632-7771, rira.com
In Gilley’s Smoked Short Rib Mac and Cheese, chunks of the tender meat are tossed with cheese sauce and baby spinach and topped with crisp fried onions, $19.95.
Treasure Island, 702-894-7111, treasureisland.com
This is a vegan burger? Yup — the Mac Daddy Burger at VegeNation has a Beyond Burger patty as its base, layered with vegan mac ’n cheese, collard greens, gochujang (red chile paste) barbecue sauce and secret burger sauce, served on a bun or naked, $13.
616 E. Carson Ave. and 10075 Eastern Ave. in Henderson, veggienationlv.com
Served’s macaroni and cheese has a Korean touch courtesy of spicy pork bulgogi, which is tossed with elbow macaroni, house-made kimchi and a sauce of Tillamook cheddar, Swiss, provolone and Parmesan cheeses, topped with a soft-boiled Korean-style egg, $15.
1770 W. Horizon Ridge Parkway, Henderson, 702-263-0136, servedlv.com
Hattie B’s Hot Chicken
Guests need to quell the heat from Hattie B’s spicy Nashville-style chicken, and the creamy Pimento Mac & Cheese, with elbow macaroni, is one way to do it, $4.
Block 16, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 702-698-7000, cosmopolitanlasvegas.com