14 Family Friendly Mac and Cheese Hacks

With five children, each one a couple years apart, we always have at least one kid going through a “mac n cheese phase”. Right now, it’s our four year old who will wake me up at seven o’clock in the morning and announce “Mom, I want mac n cheese for breakfast”.

Over the past few years we’ve learned a few tricks to turn a box or two of mac n cheese into a delicious meal that’s more than pasta and cheese. Check out these mac n cheese additions that are sure to make you feel a little better about serving this cheesy pasta dish.

 

Peas

 

Ham (Turkey or Chicken too!)

 

Broccoli

 

Bacon

 

Pesto

Salsa

Butternut Squash

 Doritos

 

 

 

Chili

 

Spinach and Artichoke

 

 

 

Tuna

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From The Country Cook

Pepperoni

 

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From Mom’s Messy Miracles

Taco Seasoning

 

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From The Girl Who Ate Everything

Applesauce

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From Adventures in Cooking

I’m sure you have a few of your own mac and cheese hacks. What are your favorites?

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