3 Ways to Spice Up Boxed Mac and Cheese

After coming home from work at the end of a long day, you can’t even think about beginning to cook a meal. Boxed mac and cheese in your pantry is tempting, but what can you do to make it a little more sophisticated? Here are some simple ways to upgrade mac and cheese.


Not only will adding vegetables boost the nutritional value of your meal, but it will also add extra flavor. Broccoli, spinach, mushrooms, and cauliflower are all great additions. You can also sauté up some onions or cherry tomatoes to throw in as well.

Spice It Up

The next time you decide to make boxed mac, try throwing in some spices you already have in your pantry. Red pepper flakes, chili powder, garlic, or Italian seasoning is an easy and budget-friendly way to boost your mac and cheese. If you’re a fan of spicy food, try adding hot sauces such as Sriracha or Tabasco.

Make it Cheesier

Stick to this simple rule: you can never have too much cheese in mac and cheese. Add an extra layer of cheesy flavor to your Mac by throwing in some parmesan, goat cheese, mozzarella or whatever other cheese you have in your fridge.