Cheesy, creamy and ready in minutes, it’s no surprise this childhood staple still finds its way into our kitchens — and our hearts. Use these 10 drool-worthy hacks to turn a regular box of macaroni and cheese into a more mouthwatering, satisfying experience.
Kale Mac and Cheese Cups
Sub in boxed mac and cheese and then add in kale to create these hearty, cheesy cups.
Breakfast Macaroni and Cheese With Sausage and Hash Browns
This breakfast-inspired mac and cheese is topped with hash browns for a delicious crispy crunch, and can be simplified with boxed macaroni in lieu of elbow pasta and sharp cheddar cheese.
Mac and Cheese Stuffed Peppers
Using boxed mac and cheese can speed up the process with these savoury stuffed and roasted poblano peppers.
Buffalo Chicken Mac 'n' Cheese
A healthy dose of buffalo wing sauce, cubed chicken and blue cheese gives plain old mac and cheese a gourmet kick in this fully loaded dish. To use boxed mac and cheese, simply prepare according to package instructions, add in Buffalo sauce and top with cooling blue cheese.
Braided Cheeseburger Mac and Cheese Roll
Don’t be intimidated by the braided pastry in this buttery roll chock-full of macaroni, cheese and beef. The easy-to-prepare treat makes for a decadent meal the whole family will love.
Ketchup Chip Mac and Cheese Balls
The perfect appetizer or cocktail party treat, these mac and cheese balls are coated with tangy ketchup chips.
Mac 'N Cheese With Bacon and Cheese
Creamy mac and cheese gets a savoury update with bacon and herbs — a surefire way to wow kids and adults alike.
Bacon Ramen-oni and Cheese
Fragrant bacon and upgrade a cheesy staple to a new delicious level.
Creamy Baked Macaroni and Cheese
Baking your mac and cheese is a surefire way to enhance the satisfying flavour — like with this yummy recipe featuring Gruyere cheese.
Butter Chicken Mac and Cheese Casserole
The flavours of butter chicken update a simple mac and cheese recipe with this comfort food casserole.