8 Mac and Cheese Recipes That Guarantee a Happy Kid


Look, could you go out to a store, buy some macaroni and cheese in a box, go home, make it and ensure yourself of a happy child?

Yes. All children love mac and cheese.

But that’s so boring!

Why not put a personal touch and add in some unique flavor?

Consider the following mac and cheese recipes to both impress your kid and really make him or her ecstatic…

  1. Roasted Poblano Mac & Cheese Recipe
    • Roasted Poblano Mac & Cheese Photo
    • One of the coolest things about living in upstate New York is the awesome summer weather. Of course, I say that as it is currently well below freezing, and a warm summer day feels like a world away. Once the weather starts turning warm-ish, we wander out of the house (sans winter coats, I might …
  2. Barefoot Contessa Mac and Cheese Recipe
    • Barefoot Contessa Mac and Cheese
    • Gloriously gooey mac and cheese is one of our favorite comfort foods. Easy to make and even easier to eat, it’s a combination of everything that’s good – hearty, satisfying pasta and richly flavored cheese (in this case, a tasty combination of Gruyere and Cheddar).  Say goodbye to the box If your previous experiences of …
  3. Velveeta Mac and Cheese Recipe
    • Copycat Velveeta Shells & Cheese Picture
    • When I was in middle school and high school, many a night was spent with my best friend, Amy. Now, Amy’s family didn’t do a lot of cooking, so when we were at her house, I could usually count on one of two things for dinner: pizza, or Velveeta Shells and Cheese. (To be fair, when …
  4. Baked Macaroni and Cheese Recipe
    • Baked Macaroni and Cheese Photo
    • Is there any better comfort food than baked macaroni and cheese? I think not. The weather is starting to get brisk and this is a great meal to come home to on a cold evening. But as far as I’m concerned, this meal is great all year round. As much as I don’t like to …
  5. Stovetop Mac and Cheese Recipe
    • Stovetop Mac and Cheese Photo
    • If there ever was a recipe for a big bowl of comforting food, it is stovetop mac and cheese. There’s hardly a soul who wouldn’t be warmed by this stuff. Creamy, cheesy and comforting, everyone loves this dish. But shouldn’t you have a recipe that just makes 2 bowls? You can whip this up anytime …
  6. Healthy Mac and Cheese Recipe
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    • Macaroni and cheese is a true comfort food for most people.  Pasta and cheese are pretty much the definition of comfort food.  Most of the time there isn’t time to make comfort food on a busy weeknight.  But that is all about to change.  Stove top mac n’ cheese is just as creamy and comforting …
  7. Gluten Free Mac and Cheese Recipe
    • Gluten Free Mac and Cheese Photo
    • Comfort food is called comfort food for a reason. For me gluten free mac and cheese is one of my favorites. I have a recipe that I absolutely love for gluten free one-pot, no-drain macaroni and cheese, but sometimes I just really want creamy cheesy noodles with crispy buttered breadcrumbs on top. When I was about 8, …
  8. Homemade Kraft Easy Mac Recipe
    • Homemade Kraft Easy Mac Photo
    • Mac and cheese is perhaps my number one desert-island food. Mixed from a box, crafted from a roux, or served in the finest of restaurants, I’ll take it all. I make my own, to be sure, and add fancy ingredients like Gruyere and beer. (Really, I add beer to my mac and cheese, and it makes it …

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