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How to Fix 4 Common Mac ‘N’ Cheese Mistakes


Elbow macaroni pasta

Prepared correctly, mac ‘n’ cheese can be a holy trifecta of pasta, cheese, and butter. Prepared incorrectly, it can be a big bowl of disappointment. Thankfully, these easy fixes explain how you can sidestep disaster with a few minor tweaks, guaranteeing cheese nirvana every time.

Maybe the sauce is too dry, or it melts weird, or the macaroni is so mushy, there’s nothing to chew. Have these happened to you? Let’s troubleshoot some of the most common mac and cheese mistakes then. Together, we will give this ultimate love-in-a-bowl every bit of cheesy goodness it deserves.

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Alicia Hahn

Alicia Hahn is an online editorial intern for culture who excels at eating and enjoys writing, crosswords, and cooking (preferably with cheese). Originally from San Francisco, she moved to Boston for school and fell in love with the city (despite an annual campaign against winter). Her favorite place to be is the farmers’ market, where she finds weird and exciting ingredients to make or break her next meal.

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