A home-cooked meal doesn’t have to take hours! Sometimes starting with a little helper in the kitchen is the perfect way to get something tasty on the table. Tonight, let’s start dinner with a box of mac ‘n cheese, dressed up into something fantastic.
To get you inspired, here are seven of my favorite boxed mac n’ cheese recipes that add a little extra “oomph!” to this classic, kid-friendly dinnertime dish!
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1. Mac n’ Cheese Cups with Broccoli & Bacon
Mix up a little fun with these handheld mac ‘n cheese cups! They have broccoli and bacon scattered throughout to give them a boost of protein and veggies.
Source: Melanie Makes
2. Turkey Mac & Cheese Stir Fry
Talk about a creative dinner idea! This stir fry recipe starts with something the kids already love — mac and cheese — and adds in some new flavors to keep everyone happy.
Source: The Weary Chef
3. Southwest Mac n’ Cheese-Stuffed Tomatoes
As summer comes into season, it’s always nice to find creative new ways to get them on the dinner table. This recipe for Mac n’ Cheese-Stuffed Tomatoes is packed with flavor from the chili powder and black beans.
Source: Inside Bru Crew Life
4. Bacon Ranch Cheeseburger Mac & Cheese
Firing up the grill might not always be feasible, but this cheeseburger mac is here to satisfy! It’s packed with hamburger meat, ranch, and bacon, so you know this casserole is going to be a hit with the whole family.
5. Buffalo Chicken Mac & Cheese
One of my favorite ways to enjoy macaroni and cheese is with a hefty drizzle of hot sauce over top. This recipe takes that up a notch with the addition of spicy chicken, blue cheese, and bits of celery.
Source: Country Cleaver
6. Roasted Poblano-Bacon Mac n’ Cheese Hot Dogs
It’s like all of your childhood favorites in one! A soft hot dog roll, a grilled dog, and a pile of gooey mac and cheese. The bacon sprinkles and roasted poblano take these dogs to a whole new level.
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7. Bacon-Mac & Cheese Grilled Cheese
I might pretend like I’m making this Mac & Cheese Grilled Cheese for the kids, but the truth is it looks like an amazing dinner for the whole family! Of course, bacon makes everything better.Budget Bites / 7 Boxed Mac n’ Cheese Recipes That Are On Another Level