The Best Store-Bought Mac & Cheeses: 64K Reviews

Based on 63,569 Influenster Reviews

Warm, gooey, cheesy goodness. Possibly the greatest comfort food of all time, macaroni and cheese is one of those meals you prepare when you're homesick, nostalgic, hungover, or just really hungry for something tasty. Have it as a side, as an entrée, or as a dessert if you're so inclined. It's the best and we won't judge. In fact, pour us a heaping bowl.

Influensters love mac and cheese just as much as we do, which is why they've left more than 58K reviews on which store-bought mac and cheeses are the best. Check out this list and let us know if you agree.

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ByMechlia S.said...
If you're gonna make Macaroni and Cheese from a box, this is the way to go. Velveeta Shells and Cheese can be prepared very quickly and has a very creamy taste. That's because you're actually using the cheese sauce Velveeta is famous for and not that powdered stuff common with other boxes. You will only need to boil water, put the shells in and cook until tender. Once you drain the water, squeeze in the cheese and (I recommend) let it set for a few minutes, so the cheese can set. I also enhance the flavor a bit by adding some sharp cheese. I can't make enough for my preschooler. We all love it!
If you're gonna make Macaroni and Cheese from a box, this is the way to go. Velveeta Shells and Cheese can be prepared very quickly and has a very creamy taste. That's because you're actually using the cheese sauce Velveeta is famous for and not that powdered stuff common with other boxes. You will only need to boil water, put the shells in and cook until tender. Once you drain the water, squeeze in the cheese and (I recommend) let it set for a few minutes, so the cheese can set. I also enhance the flavor a bit by adding some sharp cheese. I can't make enough for my preschooler. We all love it!
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ByKristin D.said...
This macaroni and cheese is a favorite in our house. My daughter and my husband eat much more than just one serving size a piece, and I allow room in my allotted calories for the day to indulge in a single serving occasionally. The cheese is so flavorful and mixes in well. It isn't too tangy as some brands have seemed; nor is it an overwhelmingly strong. Just right for dinner with some ground beef or other protein thrown in, or for an easily reheatable snack for my daughter to take to dance. Creamy goodness!
This macaroni and cheese is a favorite in our house. My daughter and my husband eat much more than just one serving size a piece, and I allow room in my allotted calories for the day to indulge in a single serving occasionally. The cheese is so flavorful and mixes in well. It isn't too tangy as some brands have seemed; nor is it an overwhelmingly strong. Just right for dinner with some ground beef or other protein thrown in, or for an easily reheatable snack for my daughter to take to dance. Creamy goodness!
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ByElizabeth B.said...
By far my favorite microwaveable Mac & cheese. The noodles are never dry or crunchy and the cheese sauce tastes just like what you would've eaten at home as a kid. I love to heat it up a little longer than instructed to get a slight crust around the ended.
By far my favorite microwaveable Mac & cheese. The noodles are never dry or crunchy and the cheese sauce tastes just like what you would've eaten at home as a kid. I love to heat it up a little longer than instructed to get a slight crust around the ended.
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ByMelissa V.said...
As I've gotten older Mac N Cheese doesn't always appeal to my taste buds anymore, however after trying different kinds, the Simply Balanced tastes great and very creamy. I feel good about enjoying this once in awhile as well knowing that it's ingredients are better for you than most other pasta products.
As I've gotten older Mac N Cheese doesn't always appeal to my taste buds anymore, however after trying different kinds, the Simply Balanced tastes great and very creamy. I feel good about enjoying this once in awhile as well knowing that it's ingredients are better for you than most other pasta products.
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BySara'Ann H.said...
I am a Mac and cheese type of girl! When going out to restaurants and ordering Mac and cheese either as a meal or as a side dish sometimes it can taste very artificial. I'm not much for trying white cheese I'm usually accustomed to yellow but when I first went to Panera bread years ago and tried their Mac and cheese I was skeptical after the first bite I was IN LOVE. It taste like something you would make at home. I will never look at any other Mac and cheese the same again after this one. I would definitely recommended to anyone who's a Mac and cheese fan or for anyone who's never had Panera!
I am a Mac and cheese type of girl! When going out to restaurants and ordering Mac and cheese either as a meal or as a side dish sometimes it can taste very artificial. I'm not much for trying white cheese I'm usually accustomed to yellow but when I first went to Panera bread years ago and tried their Mac and cheese I was skeptical after the first bite I was IN LOVE. It taste like something you would make at home. I will never look at any other Mac and cheese the same again after this one. I would definitely recommended to anyone who's a Mac and cheese fan or for anyone who's never had Panera!
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ByHayli Z.said...
I decided to try this because I am a vegetarian and not all boxed macaroni and cheese contain non-animal rennet but this one did! So I thought I would give it a try. Instead of eating it plain, I added some milk and butter like the directions, but then I blended some Ritz crackers with some melted butter to create a crust that I put in a muffin tin and then added the cooked macaroni and cheese in the tin and sprinkled a little bit of shredded mozzarella to the top and baked them in the oven to make little macaroni and cheese cups. They turned out really tasty. This boxed Mac & cheese is delicious plain or transformed into something else
I decided to try this because I am a vegetarian and not all boxed macaroni and cheese contain non-animal rennet but this one did! So I thought I would give it a try. Instead of eating it plain, I added some milk and butter like the directions, but then I blended some Ritz crackers with some melted butter to create a crust that I put in a muffin tin and then added the cooked macaroni and cheese in the tin and sprinkled a little bit of shredded mozzarella to the top and baked them in the oven to make little macaroni and cheese cups. They turned out really tasty. This boxed Mac & cheese is delicious plain or transformed into something else