My Mom always did this when I was growing up and now its just a habit! I know I'm not the only one.
For this recipe I used Trader Joe's Shells & White Cheddar + some fresh “unexpected cheddar” - always always buy blocks of cheese & shred them yourself. Bags of shredded cheese do not melt the same !
1 box of mac n cheese - use one you like!
1/2 cup freshly shredded cheddar - I like white cheddar
1 tablespoon butter
1/4 cup milk (2% or whole)
1/3 cup frozen peas
Make the boxed mac n cheese according to package instructions - I always use less water than they tell you to.
After draining, return the pot to low heat. Add in the packet of cheese it comes with + milk, butter, and real cheese - stir until the cheese is melted in.
Add the frozen peas, stir. Add salt and pepper to taste and enjoy!