How cheesy is Thanksgiving?

Classic macaroni and cheeses ranked

Thanksgiving isn’t complete without a good plate of macaroni and cheese. At times, it’s difficult choosing what type of noodles to compliment your meal. I’ve reviewed four macaroni and cheese dishes and how good they are for a Thanksgiving dinner.

Kraft: 3/10

Kraft Macaroni and Cheese is a no. This brand is unappetizing and only good when you’re starving. As I’ve grown from a child to a young teenager, my taste in macaroni and cheese has become more refined. I can’t be satisfied with runny cheese and an unbalanced texture of crunchy or squishy noodles. I only eat Kraft when I’m desperate. You can use this for your dinner if there’s no other options, but I would strongly recommend against it.

Velveeta: 5/10

Velveeta is the Gucci of cheap macaroni and cheese. If you don’t want to spend a lot of money for quality noodles, Velveeta is a better option than Kraft Mac and Cheese. It’s not only about the brand, it cooks better than most noodles do. Furthermore, there’s more options available with Velveeta. You could have bacon, creamy cheese, and more. Sometimes, the cheese is a little sharp and has an undertone of plastic, but it’s still tasteful and good to eat.  

McAlister’s: 7/10

McAlister’s macaroni and cheese is okay. I won’t say it’s the best because it isn’t, but if you want to have a quick Thanksgiving dinner you don’t have to make yourself, then McAllisters is good without straying too far from good macaroni. It’s a little runny, but it’s thick enough to not be too bad of a problem.

Homemade recipe: 9/10

I might be biased here, but honestly, my mom’s mac and cheese is so good. I don’t know what she put in it or how she made it, but it tastes like God’s ambrosia. There’s just enough cheese and it’s baked at just the right amount where the cheese isn’t too sharp nor too dull. Instead of indulging yourself with pre-made macaroni, ask a family member to bake a homemade macaroni and cheese dish this Thanksgiving.