Let’s face it. Mac & Cheese is probably one of the most adored meals of most people around the USA. Even around the world as well. There’s just something about it that’s so mesmerising, and that just makes you want to taste it on first sight. Oh, we know what. It’s cheap, and it’s easy to make.
Mac & Cheese is the first pick for most moms as well when they want to make a tasty meal for their kids, or for tired mathematics students who just want to eat something fast and binge watch TV shows all night. It’s also perfect for a family dinner or as a side dish if you play monopoly with your friends. We can go on and on. But you get the point. Mac & Cheese is so versatile, and it can be used by everyone, basically anywhere. Something like a pizza (if you get tired of eating pizza).
When we say you can eat it anywhere – we mean it. All you need is to heat some water and pour some of that tasty cheese topping. You don’t need to be a Michelin chef to be able to do that.
But, even though it’s quite simple to make, Mac & Cheese is far from just mediocre. It tastes great, and it keeps your tummy full for a long day of work. But, truth to be told, it gets quite annoying after some time. Eating the same thing over and over again kind of kills the excitement you got from the first time when you tasted it. So, if you want to relive that feeling again, you need to experiment. But, be assured – it’s nothing too complicated.
In the next paragraphs, we’ll talk about all the good stuff you can add to your regular Mac & Cheese to make it a bit more exciting and even tastier than it used to be. So, pull out your cookbooks, pencils and everything else you may need to memorize all of this – you’ll be grateful.
Few Things to Add to Mac&Cheese and Spice it Up!
Bacon With Macaroni
If you could make a random guess, what would you pick as a perfect add-on for your Macaroni with Cheese? That’s right, bacon. Bacon is simply a go-to ingredient if you want to make your meal better. It adds that fantastic taste which couldn’t be mimicked by any other ingredient.
Yes, it’s usually not so healthy, yes, it will make you fatter. And yes, it might be a bit too much. But – it tastes so good. There’s a reason why chefs put bacon in almost every single burger in the world, or why most pizzas have it as a topping or why most pasta sauces have it. It’s just delicious.
So, if you don’t trust us, trust all the other bacon lovers around the world. Mix some bacon in your Mac & Cheese, and we guarantee that you’ll keep coming back to it over and over again.
Fries and Chips
It might sound a bit weird at first, but if you think about it, fries can go well with a meal like Mac & Cheese. Chips are something like salt. You can put it everywhere to some degree, and it will give it a positive boost. Same goes for macaroni. If you make some fries as a side dish, every bite you take will feel and taste so different than a regular Mac & Cheese.
Rest everything aside; we’re here to experiment, right? Try it out and if it turns out that you don’t like it – move on. There are other exciting add-ons on this list.
Sausages are very similar to bacon – they simply go with everything. If you’re German, jokes aside, just think of English breakfast. Ever had it? If yes, you know how sausages are irreplaceable in that meal and that without it, it wouldn’t feel like an English breakfast.
Let your Mac & Cheese become the new English breakfast for you. Add some sausages and see how it goes. We are positive that you’ll be blown away by it and that you’ll be wondering where were the sausages all this time. So, forget about Mac & Cheese and welcome Mac & Sausages to the family.
We needed to add something for all the fish lovers out there. It might sound crazy, but yes – Mac & Cheese goes well with some fresh tuna. It might not be according to everyone’s taste, but apparently, lots of people on Reddit swear by it. Now, to be fair, we never tried something like this. We only live once, and why not? We just needed to put this as an option if someone might find it exciting out there.
Stick It on a Pizza
How did no one think of this before? We need this genius innovation. But, adding Mac & Cheese on top of a pizza seems like a win-win combination, right? You’ll combine two of the probably best meals and make a sensation for your taste buds.
Just be careful. Maybe this will be too much for you. Sometimes we can’t even breathe from one slice of pizza (if it’s a big one), we’re afraid to even think about what would happen if we opted for this kind of exhibition. But, as mentioned before – we only live once, so who knows? Maybe this will become your next favourite meal.
Add Some Garlic
Yea, we know garlic has a smell to it. And this isn’t advised if you’re going out with your girlfriend/boyfriend or future girlfriend/boyfriend. You’ll just end your chances even before you start. But, if you’re home alone and you know you won’t socialise for the next few hours – adding garlic to your mac & cheese might seem like a reasonable decision.
Not only that it will give a fantastic taste to a regular meal, but it will also boost your immune system by a lot since garlic is an ancient-old medicine for immunity. Indians have used it for centuries as a go-to vegetable for almost every single disease out there. It’s incredibly healthy.
Make it a Grilled Mac and Cheese Sandwich
Yes, you can make a sandwich out of everything. And yes, Mac & Cheese falls into that list. Just place a bit of it between two slices of bread, grill it a bit and put some ketchup and mayo. You’ll have the weirdest sandwich in no time but just for the record – it will taste great.
If you are a mom, make this kind of sandwich for your kid to take to school. We guarantee he/she will be the coolest kid that day.
Most of us like a good old spicy feel to every single meal we have. And if you don’t like spicy food? Don’t feel ashamed. It’s all a part of growing up. We didn’t either. But when you come to a more serious age, you’ll see that a bit of hot and spicy makes everything better.
So, buy some Tabasco or add a dash of red pepper to your Mac & Cheese. That’s the quickest way to make a regular tasty food even tastier and give you that needed spicy kick.
Fruits and Mac&Cheese?
Again, we took this from Reddit. One of the members stated that adding fruit parts such as oranges, apples, bananas and so on to the Mac & Cheese contributes to the overall taste of the meal. It might seem strange, but nowadays, they put fruit in almost everything, so it doesn’t come as a surprise when you think about it a bit more thoroughly.
Try out some extraordinary fruits as well. Just think of watermelon, avocado, grapes and so on. It might work out, right?
There are a lot of ways to make a simple meal like Mac & Cheese a bit more complicated and entertaining at the same time. If you want to put your mind into it, check out Reddit to see some real-life advice on how to make Mac & Cheese even better. If not, use this list as an aid to taste some of the variations and find the perfect match for you.
Above all, know that Mac & Cheese isn’t the only meal you can play around. Learn that the kitchen is a friendly place and don’t be afraid to generally try out new things and make dishes that will move the boundaries of ordinary. You’ll impress your crush at the same time if you do so.