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7 Easy Mac Hacks You've Gotta Try

06/04/2015 03:24 pm ET | Updated Jun 04, 2016
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The humble Easy Mac cup is a staple of college dorm cuisine. But sometimes that neon orange cheese just isn't enough by itself. Take your microwave mac and cheese to the next level with these Easy Mac hacks.

Sriracha Mac

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Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 4 minutes

Servings: 1 zesty mac and cheese cup

Ingredients:
1 Easy Mac cup
Water
2 tablespoons Sriracha
1 teaspoon chopped chive

Directions:
1. Remove the cheese packet and fill the Easy Mac cup with water to the line.
2. Microwave the cup for 3 minutes and 30 seconds.
3. Add the cheese packet and stir.
4. Add Sriracha and stir.

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5. Sprinkle chives on top.

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Loaded Mac

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Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 4 minutes

Servings: 1 hearty mac and cheese cup

Ingredients:
1 Easy Mac cup
Water
3 tablespoons sour cream
2 tablespoons bacon bits
1 teaspoon chopped chives

Directions:
1. Remove the cheese packet and fill the Easy Mac cup with water to the line.
2. Microwave the cup for 3 minutes and 30 seconds.
3. Add the cheese packet and stir.
4. Add sour cream and mix.

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5. Sprinkle bacon bits on top and mix.

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6. Sprinkle chives on top.

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Tuna Mac

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Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Servings: 1 homey mac and cheese cup

Ingredients:
1 Easy Mac cup
Water
1 package white tuna
3 teaspoons parsley

Directions:
1. Remove the cheese packet and fill the Easy Mac cup with water to the line.
2. Microwave the cup for 3 minutes and 30 seconds.
3. Add the cheese packet and stir.
4. Add tuna into cup.

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5. Microwave the cup again for 30 seconds.

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6. Mix in tuna.

7. Sprinkle parsley on top.

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