There's no limits to what can be done with macaroni and cheese. First thing we recommend is to shake up your shape. Select an unusual pasta; green, orange or black noodle perhaps? Next think cheese. Stay away from the cheddar and go bold. Italian cheeses can be blended for a bueno mac and cheese, or stay domestic and use colby, pepper jack, or swiss. Gobs of butter melted in steamy milk is the base for your cheese sauce. Don't forget your seasonings, add a splash of hot sauce, and add your cooked pasta. You don't have to stop there. Think protein add-ons like like deli meats, white beans, or fish. This gussied up mac and cheese is great as a stand alone meal, or cut the portions and serve as a side.
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