Macaroni and cheese is the most basic of foods, arguably the one we first learn to make for ourselves. It isn't gourmet, and pretty much just tastes like salty, melty, cheesy cardboard, but our seven-year-old selves (and our adult ones) loved it anyway.
Alas, there comes a time when even the laziest of people outgrows their frequent consumption of boxed macaroni and cheese, but happens to find themselves in a situation where it comes back into our lives.
Luckily, this recipe for fancy AF macaroni and cheese has the convenience and everything else you could want from Kraft, but with major flair. Think a shitload of fontina, gruyère, and Cheddar cheese, some diced scallion, and a bit of Hungarian paprika.
Yes, you can transform that box of Kraft in the back of your kitchen cabinet into the mac and cheese you deserve—whether you're five or 35.
This first appeared on MUNCHIES in February 2017.