We love our mac and cheese. It's a quick, easy weeknight meal that satisfies. Plus, it plays well with others. You can put an egg on it, squirt a little Sriracha to spice things up, or top your mac and cheese with breadcrumbs. These five mac hacks for Kraft Easy Mac go above and beyond to seriously upgrade your comfort food cravings.
Mac and Cheese with Ham and Peas
Slice up ham (prosciutto would work really well here too) and throw in a handful of frozen peas and suddenly you’ve elevated dinner on the couch to something a little fancy.
Mac and Cheese Dogs
Use Kraft Easy Mac to make Chef Marc Murphy’s cult Ditch Dogs – hot dogs topped with creamy, gooey mac and cheese. It’s carbs on carbs and shouldn’t work, but one bite of these and you’ll understand why they’re a bestseller at his New York restaurants.
Fried Mac and Cheese Balls
These would make an awesome canapé (hint: they disappear quickly, so make a double batch).
Chicken and Vegetable Mac and Cheese
Add leftover diced rotisserie chicken and vegetables like broccoli and tomato, and give yourself a pat on the back!
Bacon Chipotle Mac and Cheese
Adding bacon to anything is always a good idea. While your mac and cheese is heating through, broil a few slices of bacon, then crumble it into your Easy Mac along with 1/2 teaspoon of chopped chipotle in adobo.