Kind of late for dress up mac and cheese recipes BUT a friend and I have started making taco mac and cheese. We go to the store and buy a packet of taco seasoning mix (usually 50-99 cents) and add that to the mac and cheese with some shredded Mexican cheese mix. WORD OF CAUTION ABOUT THE TACO MIX: Add the taco mix in small increments! 1 entire packet of taco mix will make it taste nasty. Add about...1/4 of the mix at a time to taste c: Simple, cheap, delicious!