Upgraded Kraft Mac N Cheese

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

This recipe came from a Kraft newsletter. It's very simple, takes the 'blue box' of mac and cheese and adds just a few ingredients and steps to make it taste a bit more homemade.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (14 ounce) package Kraft macaroni and cheese (dinner, blue box)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 12 cup sour cream
  • 14 teaspoon ground red pepper or 14 teaspoon black pepper
  • 6 butter flavored crackers, crushed (like Ritz)
  • 1 tablespoon butter or 1 tablespoon margarine, melted


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Prepare Mac n Cheese dinner as directed on package.
  3. Stir in 1/2 cup of the Cheddar cheese, the sour cream and pepper.
  4. Spoon into greased 1-1/2 quart baking dish; sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup Cheddar cheese.
  5. Combine the melted butter and cracker crumbs and sprinkle over the top.
  6. Bake at 375 for 20 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.


Most Helpful

I have never liked boxed mac and cheese but this recipe changed that. The buttery garlic flavoured Ritz crackers I used, and crushed red peppers really kicked up the flavour.

oceansdust November 01, 2012

My Husband and I enjoyed this recipe very much !!! It was creamy, cheesy and delicious !! I omitted the cracker crumbs. Thank you for the recipe !!!

Sherry & Carl March 04, 2012

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