1 Rustique Bistro
There's a reason this French bistro's truffle-inspired macaroni and cheese took first place in Aspen's inaugural Mac 'n' Cheese Festival in 2011: It's simply delicious. Combined with roasted mushrooms, the creamy texture has a rich consistency that melts in your mouth. It's hearty enough to eat on its own, and pair with one of many French specialties on the menu, making it the best macaroni and cheese in Aspen.
2 Jimmy's An American Restaurant and Bar
The "Jimmy Mac" is so popular that people dine here solely for the purpose of the combination of jalapeno, bacon and creamy cheese. Perfectly roasted on the edges for a crisp finish, if the spicy version isn't your thing try the mac with lobster.
3 Steakhouse No. 316
When simple macaroni and cheese isn't enough, there's Steakhouse No. 316. This quaint restaurant tucked into an old Victorian serves up truffled lobster mac 'n' cheese for a decadent dinner option. It's got all the right flavors in the right places, and restaurant's tap wine is a wonderful way to complement it.
4 Ajax Tavern
When a menu includes $17 truffle fries, it's bound to include some additional indulgent gems. The Ajax Tavern's mac 'n' cheese is that. Drizzled in bread crumbs, this cream orchiette pasta pairs its cashmere consistency with an equal crisp which makes it satisfying, and fun, to eat.