Do you like macaroni and cheese? Yeah, me too. It is a weekly staple at our house.
TikTok just blew my mind. Like, I’m talking, eyes wide and bugged out, mouth gaping open, blew my mind.
I mean, that’s not anything new. I learn tips, tricks, and hacks from the social media giant on a daily basis.
For example, have you seen this trick for making an Oreo Cheesecake In A Cup? Genius.
But, they just showed us a way to bougie up a plain ol’ box of Kraft Macaroni and Cheese, and it’s WAY easier than you think.
Here’s How TikTok Says To Make Mac & Cheese
Go to your pantry, and get out a box or two of Kraft Macaroni and Cheese. I KNOW you already have it on hand.
Dump the noodles into a big pot. (Keep that powdery cheese to the side for now.)
Now, take that pot of noodles over to your sink, and put in just enough water to completely cover the noodles.
You know those packets of powdered cheese that you put to the side? Go ahead and put that cheese in the noodle water?
*But it’s not even boiling yet!!!* Yep, I know. Stick with me.
Stir the cheese into the noodles and water. It will be a bit clumpy at first. That’s okay. Just keep stirring.
Now add about 1 tablespoon of butter for each box of macaroni you used. You don’t even have to melt it. Just throw it in with the noodles, water, and powdered cheese.
Get out your seasonings. Whatever you want to add, go for it. Pepper? Garlic Salt? Onion Powder? Yes. Do it.
Stir it all together.
Put your pot on your stove, and turn the burner to high. You want to bring it to a rolling boil.
Once it is nice and boiling, turn the burner down to about medium.
Make sure you stir frequently so the mac and cheese doesn’t burn to the bottom of the pan.
The noodles will cook down, and the water will start to cook out. This is what we want.
When the noodles are nice and done, and the water is mostly cooked out, turn off the burner.
Grab some milk (or cream, or half and half, or whatever you want to use). You want to pour about a cup of your chosen dairy product into the noodles.
Now, stir it up well, and let it sit for about 3 to 5 minutes to cool down and thicken up.
*But, what about straining the noodles? We didn’t even get out the strainer?* I KNOW! That’s part of the beauty. The water soaks into the noodles, and there is nothing to strain!!
Voila, creamy mac and cheese, done!!
You can go one step further, if you’d like, and add a heaping handful of shredded cheddar cheese.
OMG. My mouth just started watering even thinking about this cheesy goodness!!
Try it, and let us know what you think!!