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, 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
Two comfort foods are better than one! I Wash You Dry created a dish that's perfect on a cold day (or really any day!)
Confetti Mac and Cheese
Peas and Crayons takes mac and cheese to the next level by adding cooked veggies and a dash of mustard.
Cauliflower Mac and Cheese
You can't go wrong with a recipe from Michelle Obama. Especially since she found a way to sneak in some vegetables!
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Mini Mac and Cheese
It's easy to over indulge in mac and cheese. Whip it up in a muffin tin to create portion-sized servings.
Fried Mac and Cheese Balls
Turn your second helpings into fun finger food. Though I Heart Nap Time uses homemade mac, you can easily use the boxed variety.
Bacon, Basil, Tomato Mac and Cheese
I Wash You Dry knows that everything is better with bacon, especially mac and cheese!
Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese
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.
Barbecue Mac Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Buns in My Oven 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?