Boxed mac and cheese is a fantastic invention. All you need to do is follow simple instructions on the box and there is a comforting dish on your plate in a matter of minutes. You can be a total amateur in the kitchen and you’ll probably still be able to pull it off. But you know what’s even better? Boxed macaroni and cheese can be easily upgraded and improved for an even better meal. Here is how.
Add More Cheese
What’s better than cheesy mac and cheese? An even cheesier mac and cheese. Just because the box provided you with a powdered cheese packet doesn’t mean you can’t add more cheese on top of that. You can also ditch the cheese packet altogether and add the cheese you prefer.
Mix in Tuna or Chicken
Do you really want to have over-the-top mac and cheese? Then add some protein like tuna or cooked chicken. You’ll thank us later.
Resist the urge to eat the boxed mac and cheese as soon as you cook it. Instead, put it in a casserole and bake it until it’s golden. It will forever change the way you make this dish.
Top With Crumbs
Another great way to improve boxed mac and cheese is to add some crunch to it. You can do this by topping the cooked dish with crushed Doritos, saltines, or pretzels.