Swirl Marinara Sauce into Your Mac and Cheese

Swirl Marinara Sauce into Your Mac and Cheese

Sheela Prakash
Jan 27, 2017
(Image credit: Lauren Volo)

For those nights when you find yourself torn between a bowl of macaroni and cheese and a bowl of spaghetti, know that you can have both. Go right ahead and swirl some of your favorite marinara sauce into your mac and cheese for your sauciest bowl yet!

(Image credit: Lauren Volo)

Why You Should Add Marinara Sauce to Your Boxed Mac and Cheese

Marinara sauce, with its garlic- and tomato-forward flavor, can completely transform your macaroni and cheese. It's a simple addition that takes no effort — especially if you reach for the half-full jar stashed in the fridge. Suddenly what you have is macaroni and cheesy tomato sauce, which is sometimes all you could ever want.

How to Make Marinara Mac and Cheese

Open your favorite jar of marinara sauce while you go about making a box of instant mac and cheese. Once you've tossed the cooked pasta with the cheese sauce, go ahead and add a few big spoonfuls of marinara sauce and give it few more tosses. Serve it in bowls, preferably finished with grated Parmesan cheese.

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