You’ll need:

1 package of Trader Joe’s Shells with White Cheddar

garlic salt


2 tbsp butter

3 tbsp soy milk

VIP ingredient: 2 slices smoked gouda cheese, sliced into small bits (I can thank my awesome boyfriend for this idea)

Cook pasta according to box instructions, and before adding the cheese powder (or any cold ingredients), stir in the bits of gouda until melted in with the drained pasta. This makes a world of difference by itself and is a great way to spice up dinner from a box. Comfortably serves 2.

Personal thoughts: Next time, I’m going to try adding scallions and/or Morningstar bacon strips. Yeeeee.