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Give Your Boxed Mac and Cheese a Mouth-Watering Makeover

Jul 14 2014 - 12:44pm

While we love a warm dish of mac and cheese, we know it's not the healthiest dinner — especially when it comes from a box. At least, that used to be the thought. With Kraft promising to remove artificial dye from it's products [1], this comfort food will soon find its way back to family dinners. But you want to serve your child more than a bowl of mac and cheese? Learn how to bulk up the blue box with these tasty and easy recipes.

French Onion Mac and Cheese

Source: I Wash You Dry [2]

Two comfort foods are better than one! I Wash You Dry [3] created a dish that's perfect on a cold day (or really any day!)

Confetti Mac and Cheese

Source: Peas and Crayons [4]

Peas and Crayons [5] takes mac and cheese to the next level by adding cooked veggies and a dash of mustard.


Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

Source: Sara Yoo

You can't go wrong with a recipe from Michelle Obama [6]. Especially since she found a way to sneak in some vegetables!

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Mini Mac and Cheese

Source: POPSUGAR Moms [7]

It's easy to over indulge in mac and cheese. Whip it up in a muffin tin [8] to create portion-sized servings.

Fried Mac and Cheese Balls

Source: I Heart Nap Time [9]

Turn your second helpings into fun finger food. Though I Heart Nap Time [10] uses homemade mac, you can easily use the boxed variety.

Bacon, Basil, Tomato Mac and Cheese

Source: I Wash You Dry [11]

I Wash You Dry [12] knows that everything is better with bacon, especially mac and cheese!

Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese

Source: POPSUGAR Food [13]

We don't like to brag, but POPSUGAR knows a thing or two about mac and cheese. For a spicy, protein-packed version, try this easy recipe from POPSUGAR Food [14].

Barbecue Mac Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Source: Buns In My Oven [15]

Buns in My Oven [16] combined three of the tastiest, kid-friendly foods for a satisfying sandwich. Cut down on cost with premade pulled pork.

How do you take boxed mac and cheese to the next level?

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