This week’s Krazy In the Kitchen is all about sprucing up the old stand by, Mac and Cheese. If any of you came to my house and looked at my stockpile you would laugh at how much Mac and Cheese we have! Seriously, I need to start making a conscious effort to use it up! Anyone else have this problem? Maybe you hadn’t stocked up and you are taking advantage of the new printable coupon:

$1.00/5 – (IE) Kraft Mac & Cheese – (bricks.coupons.com)
$1.00/5 – (FF) Kraft Mac & Cheese – (bricks.coupons.com)

Either way, here are a few ideas that I have tried or am going to try. But, most importantly please share the ways you get creative with Mac and Cheese!

SOUTHERN STYLE MAC & CHEESE
By Kraft Foods

Ingredients:

1 Package Kraft Mac & Cheese
8 slices  Smoked Ham, chopped
1 cup frozen green peas, cooked & drained
1/2 tsp.  yellow mustard

 

Step 1: Prepare dinner as directed on package.
Step 2:
Stir in remaining ingredients.
Step 3:
COOK until heated through, stirring occasionally.

CONFETTI MAC & CHEESE
By Kraft Foods

Ingredients
1 package Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Dinner
1 cup of each: shredded carrots and zucchini
1/2 cup Kraft Shredded Low-Moisture Part-Skim Mozzarella Cheese
Step 1: PREPARE Dinner in large saucepan, following the Light Prep directions on package.
Step 2: Add vegetables to the boiling water for the last 3 minutes of the Macaroni cooking time.HOT DOG MAC & CHEESE

Ingredients
1 package Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Dinner
5   Hot Dogs, sliced

 

Step 1: Boil Macaroni as directed on package, adding the sliced hot dogs to the cooking water after about 5 minutes
Step 2:
Drain macaroni, do not rinse. Return macaroni & hot dogs to pan.
Step 3:
Add cheesepowder, milk and butter as directed.

Kraft Mac and Cheese Soup
By Charlene at Associated Content

Ingredients

2 boxes Kraft Mac and Cheese
2 cups of diced ham
1 bell pepper
1 onion chopped
2 cans stewed tomatoes
1 ½ cups extra sharp cheddar cheese
1 cup of Colby cheese
1 quart V-8 Juice

Step 1: In a skillet, sauté the bell pepper and the onions.
Step 2: Boil your macaroni and drain and return to pot
Step 3: Add the cheese flavoring that comes in the Kraft Mac and Cheese box. Add in the V-8 juice. Add the onions and peppers, and the stewed tomatoes and ham.
Step 4: As the mixture begins to boil drop in all the cheese and let it melt.

Baked Mac and Cheese Casserole
By Charlene at Associated Content

Ingredients

2 boxes Kraft Mac and Cheese
1 bell pepper
1 onion
1 egg
1 can of Carnation Evaporated Milk
1 ½ cups sharp Vermont cheddar cheese
1 cup Colby cheese
Parmesan cheese (how much you want)
¼ teaspoon of nutmeg

Step 1: Cook your Kraft Mac and Cheese to almost done
Step 2: In a bowl whip up the egg, milk and nutmeg with a wire whisk, and set aside. Dice up the onion and bell pepper.
Step 3: Combine everything, and add the milk into the macaroni; add the cheese.  Now pour it all into a lightly greased casserole dish. Shake on some Parmesan cheese on top.
Step 4: Bake it for 50 to 60 minutes at 375 degrees.

What do you do to Jazz up your Macaroni and Cheese?