Dressed-Up Macaroni and Cheese

This dinner can be whipped up in a few minutes, and it feeds three people generously for very little cost.

Serves: 3Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 30 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 3


  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1⁄2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 box macaroni and cheese mix
  • 1⁄3 cup milk
  • 2 Tbsp. mustard
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 1 cup shredded white Cheddar cheese


  • Preheat oven to 400°F. In medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion; cook and stir until tender, about 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to boil. Add macaroni from package and cook according to package directions until al dente. Drain macaroni and return to pot.
  • Stir in powdered mix from package, cooked onions with butter, milk, mustard, and peas and stir until sauce is creamy and mixture is hot.
  • Transfer to a baking dish and top with shredded cheese. Bake for 10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and beginning to brown. Serve immediately.