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30 Ways To Elevate The Humble Mac & Cheese

By Alixandra Haywood, 07/12/2016
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Mac and cheese alone makes our mouths water, but there's always room for improvement. Level up with these 30 out-of-this-world recipes!

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Spread it atop a shepherd's pie

While it's common to see mac and cheese being topped with all sorts of different ingredients, it's unsuual to see it be the topping itself!  This ultra indulgent recipe layers it on top of shepherd's pie filling (ground beef, peas, and carrots) as an extra cheesy, extra hearty substitute for the traditional mashed potatoes.

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  • 2 oz red spaghetti
  • 2 oz green spaghetti
  • 2 cups shrimp
  • Pepper
  • Salt
  • Paprika
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese


  1. Boil the red and green spaghetti separately in salted water until al dente.
  2. Fry the shrimp in a pan with plenty of salt, pepper and paprika.
  3. Add 1/2 cup of cream cheese, and stir through until combined.
  4. Arrange the cooked spaghetti in an alternating pattern on a plate.
  5. Top with the creamy shrimp sauce
  6. Garnish, and serve!

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