macaroni & cheese

The Mac and Cheese Recipe You’ve Been Waiting For

As much as I consider myself a foodie—and I love trying new and exotic foods—there’s something pretty wonderful about a simple and delicious mac and cheese recipe. Mac and cheese is perpetually popular with my kids, but it’s also one of my own favorite comfort foods. At the end of a long day, there’s nothing better than a bowl of cheesy goodness. This Five Cheese Bacon Mac and Cheese recipe is a huge favorite at our house and gets rave reviews every time I make it!

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Hack Mac & Cheese: From Boxed to Breathtaking

My kitchen is my retreat. I love getting creative with recipes, substituting ingredients and adding new, unexpected flavors. Plus, tweaking our favorites to create something original helps me avoid a repetitive dinnertime routine. My kids, however, would love nothing more than to have the same dish every day—especially if it’s mac and cheese. That’s why I’m hacking this dinnertime staple. With just some boxed mac and a few extra ingredients, these dishes come out impressive enough to serve company without anyone wondering if you’re still in college. And they’ve all received the coveted award of family silence: when all conversations come to a halt because everyone is busy enjoying each bite.

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Mac & Cheese, Italian Style

School is back in session and life is crazy again. When I get home from a busy day at the office, the last thing I want to do is spend hours in the kitchen creating a complicated meal for the family. This Italian Style Macaroni and Cheese is the answer to my weeknight dinnertime worries. It comes together in under 30 minutes, and 20 minutes of that time I don’t have to do anything but watch it bake away in the oven while I prepare the rest of dinner. Continue reading

Veggie “Pastas” Beyond Zucchini Spaghetti

Unless you’ve been living under a recipe rock lately, you must have seen a million recipes for “pasta” that involve shredding vegetables into spaghetti-shape heaps. I’m all in favor of this trend. I’ll take flavorful sauces (and a little cheese) however I can get them, but I don’t have space for one more kitchen contraption—or the patience to clean it. So I say skip that. Here are my top pasta-but-not-actually-pasta recipes you can make with the tools in your kitchen right now (i.e., a knife). Continue reading

Orange You in the Mood for This?

Our cheesiest and meltiest recipes are right here for those of us who feel like getting together with a few friends to watch a little TV tonight. For mac and cheese lovers, our VELVEETA® Down-Home Macaroni & Cheese is ooey-gooey amazing. And the buttery crackers crumbled on top are more proof that simple food can be the best food. Want more options? Check out our coziest mac and cheese recipes. Continue reading