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Jazz up boxed macaroni and cheese
I found the recipe at Betty Jo's Blog and my version is basically the same except for a few tweaks, but it was a big hit with my son and I will be making it again.

Posted by KMOM14 from Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States • Published See KMOM14's 367 projects »
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  • How to cook macaroni cheese. Perfect Box Macaroni And Cheese And Hot Dogs  - Step 1
    Step 1

    Add a few dashes of salt and bring the water to a boil under medium high. Add the olive oil and the macaroni. Cook according the package (approx 7-8 mins).

  • How to cook macaroni cheese. Perfect Box Macaroni And Cheese And Hot Dogs  - Step 2
    Step 2

    While macaroni is cooking, chop up the hotdogs into approx 1/2 inch pieces and cook in the microwave for approx 3 minutes.

  • How to cook macaroni cheese. Perfect Box Macaroni And Cheese And Hot Dogs  - Step 3
    Step 3

    When the macaroni is cooked drain in strainer of colander.

  • How to cook macaroni cheese. Perfect Box Macaroni And Cheese And Hot Dogs  - Step 4
    Step 4

    Put the pan back on the stove and turn down to low heat over low heat and add the butter. Let it melt stirring constantly then add the powder packet from the box. .

  • How to cook macaroni cheese. Perfect Box Macaroni And Cheese And Hot Dogs  - Step 5
    Step 5

    You could smash the cheese powder with a spoon or fork to blend it, but I decided to use my immersion blender to avoid any clumps (you could also use a mixer)

  • How to cook macaroni cheese. Perfect Box Macaroni And Cheese And Hot Dogs  - Step 6
    Step 6

    Add the milk a little at a time, blending constantly and then add the shredded cheese.

  • How to cook macaroni cheese. Perfect Box Macaroni And Cheese And Hot Dogs  - Step 7
    Step 7

    Add the mustard and blend.

  • How to cook macaroni cheese. Perfect Box Macaroni And Cheese And Hot Dogs  - Step 8
    Step 8

    Add the macaroni to the pan and toss with a spoon.

  • How to cook macaroni cheese. Perfect Box Macaroni And Cheese And Hot Dogs  - Step 9
    Step 9

    Add hotdogs, season with salt, pepper and garlic salt or powder to taste,toss with a spoon then serve.

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Mcnoodles
Mcnoodles · Cape May, New Jersey, US · 13 projects
i loved eating this when i was little! Happy
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PurpleHiippos
PurpleHiippos
Omg im so hungry Happy
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Edie S.
Edie S. · Phoenix, Arizona, US · 3 projects
hot dogs in mac and cheese is yummy. I must try your version, sounds cheesier... which is good Happy
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Lisa W.
Lisa W. · 5 projects
Good to know I'm not the only one who like hot dogs in their mac & cheese
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