I like the 2 pound Cabot cheese.. but it's nearly $8. I don't like mayonnaise .because I'm an east man. That's a neat idea. Shutterstock. While the original Kraft Mac and Cheese will always hold a place in our hearts, it's time to change it up and expand our horizons with these awesome add-ins. I keep lots of herbs and spices on hand. I sometimes add a can of diced tomatoes to it also to make it different. I will add season salt, garlic powder, onions or the powdered onions, lemon pepper. Normally, you would do the … The mayo really enhances the flavor of the cheese.. it's tangy like cheddar cheese. The powdered cheese that comes in your box of instant mac and cheese does a very good job of coating the noodles in salty and savory flavor. ONe time I forgot to and it tasted awful lol. SO easy and delicious! . Having to buy the cheese separate would add to more expense that I can't manage right now. 8 ounces elbow macaroni (½ of a large package), 1 pound (about 4 cups) freshly grated sharp cheddar cheese. I rarely make it though, and usually if I eat it it is just plain and it's fine with me. I like it made with canned stewed tomatoes and chunks of cheese in it... but rarely have much hard cheese anymore due to the cost of it. When I did use to buy that, I would add in things such as frozen peas, tuna and carrots to it. Adding more cheese is really good too. I like hot sauce and sometimes add a dash of it to my mac and cheese. Because the cayenne pepper is in powder form, it offers a consistent heat that you can modulate by adding exactly the amount that you want. I don't generally buy heavily processed foods. That's a good idea to do, I don't know why I never thought of that lol. For me and millions like me, it would be strange not to.. Hi PQ, I sometimes add a can of diced tomatoes to it also to make it different. I would love it. Cayenne pepper is a popular addition if you want to add a little extra heat to your mac and cheese. PQ, I was going to ask, Mayo, or Miracle Whip or store brand white salad dressing. When you use the box kind do you add the milk? It gives the cheese a cheesier flavor. But I think adding mayonnaise to your food is like adding eggs. Cheddar is best but add a melter like fontina, Monterey jack or some parmesan. Sprinkle it over the top to maximize the visual benefits. hehe.. If you buy boxed items like I do, do you dress them up? I used to get it by the gallon from Walmart. Why not just make mac 'n' cheese from scratch? Good food! I can’t believe that … I love the velveeta but it is more expensive and never really has any deals but Kraft always has some kind of buy one get one deal. It sounds really weird but sometimes those are the best ones and I'm pretty open to trying new things. He sold millions of pounds of the stuff to the American military during World War I. I can't afford the Velveeta kind to buy it in bulk. That sounds so good. It gives the cheese a cheesier flavor. steven doesn't like tomatoes so I add onion and put put catchup on my plate and mix it up. In fact, you might split them up into serving sizes in a snack sized Ziplock bag, and then put them all into freezer bag so you can take out what you need when you need it. I had not heard of that, but I see where it could be really good. Add cream. My dad does most of the cooking at our house but sometimes I make my own hot lunches. Add macaroni and cook 10 … Today we are going to change the texture of the mac and cheese … I don't buy this kind anymore at all. *This recipe will work with 2 percent low-fat or 0 percent non-fat Greek yogurt, but results are best with full-fat Greek yogurt. Nothing fancy, just something to get me through the day. I love mac and cheese with the cheese packet that is soft. You are making me hungry here! I am getting with my daughter and teaching her how to make goulash and vegetable soup with such things as brocoll, cauliflower and cabbage. I have to make the food dollar stretch through the month, and it hardly ever does. Anyway, I think I'm going to try putting some mayonnaise in it next time. With boxed mac and cheese I like to add more cheese! I think I'll get some and use your suggestions. I can't keep velveeta cheese in the house to use for cooking... it ends up getting used on toast or something. I buy a lot of that boxed mac and cheese with the powdered cheese in it. This indulgent homemade macaroni and cheese recipe combines two types of cheese, milk and Hellmann's® Real Mayonnaise for ultimate taste, comfort and creaminess. Typically, boxed mac and cheese is over cooked and limp with little in the way of flavor. Hi CourtKnee! Boil the noodle, add the powder, and then add the mayo a bit at a time until its creamy. I bet your tummy would hurt at all. **To easily turn 1 slice of white or wheat bread into fresh crumbs, tear the slice into pieces and process on low in a food processor into fine crumbs. How Do I Make Kraft Mac and Cheese? Add more salt. I love peppers. I did just think of something else you could try. What I love to have is a packet of Ramen and then take a few of the Little Smokies sausages and put them in the soup. How do you do your boxed foods to make things taste better. I buy bacon bits in bulk and they are good added to stuff. I'm not really fond of boxed stuff since we make our dishes from scratch where I come from. Have a great mylot experience ahead! Swap out your cheeses. Therefore, it's a treat, not a staple. We don't eat that anymore and not any other boxes of stuff. maybe you should try that instead of this one you are buying. For hamburger helper I always add green pepper and hot pepper to it. I haven't really broken down the price on my homemade mac 'n' cheese, but I was just sitting here and estimating... Buying elbow macaroni in bulk and being conservative with the cheese usage but using a decent quality cheese, I would say that I could do it at less than 60 cents per serving... possibly quite a bit less if I find a sale on my usual brand of cheese. I like the Velveeta kind also but it is more expensive and I need cheap in order to make my food money last. I realize that this may sound a bit like taking a hammer to the heart, but I don't have mashed potatoes that often---less than once a month, actually. I used to cut up bacon, fry it up, and put it in my KD for a change. It made it more tasty. I haven't had that in a while because I'm the only one that eats the little smokies and they always go bad before I have the chance to eat them all. A photo posted by Penne for [Casey's] Thoughts (@penneformythoughts) on Jun 25, 2016 at 3:02pm PDT. 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