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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Macaroni and Cheese Mix-Ins

Macaroni and Cheese is a treat around our house. I don't usually buy it because for what you get, it's not really worth it. But my boys like it and so do my husband an I so I make it for lunch occasionally.

But I rarely make just mac'n'cheese. I grew up with some fun mix-ins and have recently added to my repertoire. All you need is a box of Kraft Macaroni and Cheese and add these combos or make-up your own:

meat option: 1 lb ground beef
mix-ins: 1 can tomato soup
* kind of bland, but my boys like it

meat option: 2 small chicken breasts, shredded (about 1 cup)
mix-ins: 1 can corn and peppers, 1 can diced tomatoes, 1/2 tbsp chili powder
* my boys didn't really care for the tomatoes, but I did

meat option: can tuna
mix-ins: can peas
*I grew up with this one

meat option: pepperoni slices, quartered
mix-ins: 1 cup chopped green peppers, 2 cups fresh diced tomatoes
* my husband likes this one (mostly because of the pepperoni)

If any of your family likes mac'n'cheese plain, you can always set some aside before adding the mix-ins. I hope you try to spice up your mac'n'cheese soon!! ;)

For more Kraft-inspired mix-ins click here.

1 comment:

Rachel S said...

Thanks for the inspiration!! I was just thinking about what I would have for dinner tonight; it's hard to always think of quick and appealing meals for just one person. I need to go to the grocery store but since I had a box of Mac n Cheese I decide to have that with some mix-ins. I added chopped tomato, breadcrumbs and some Colby Jack cheese. It was very good, I think I'll make it again!