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Best Mac and Cheese Seasoning: Spices for a Delicious Cheesy Serving

Adnan Ahmad
Best Mac and Cheese Seasoning: Spices for a Delicious Cheesy Serving

Mac and cheese is a comfort food popular among people of all ages. It requires simple ingredients – macaroni in a cheesy sauce. The meal allows people to combine soft pasta with creamy cheese into a culinary masterpiece. If you have fond memories of enjoying boxed mac and cheese during childhood or if you want to create something similar for your kids, the secret is in the seasoning. The right combination of herbs and spices contributes layers of complexity to the meal. Most importantly, the best mac and cheese seasoning introduces flavor and aroma and enhances the overall dining experience. Check out the top seasoning collections to try below.

Mac and Cheese Seasoning Ingredients

  • Paprika
  • Onion, garlic, and mustard powder
  • Chili powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • Nutmeg
  • Thyme and chives

 

Paprika adds a mild, hot, or smoky flavor. Plus, it gives the mac and cheese a reddish hue that enhances visual appeal. The mustard powder creates a subtle tangy kick and introduces depth to the cheese sauce without overpowering it. By complementing the richness of the cheese, it balances the overall taste.

 

Garlic powder allows you to add depth without the pungency of fresh garlic. Most importantly, it infuses a savory quality. Meanwhile, onion powder provides a sweet and savory undertone. Chili powder, cayenne pepper, or black pepper introduces subtle or pronounced heat. The choice depends on your preference. The heat provides a balanced flavor profile and cuts through the richness of the cheese.

 

Nutmeg compliments the cheese sauce creaminess and creates a warm, but slightly sweet aroma. Thyme adds an earthy and herbal note and counterbalances the richness of cheese for a more well-rounded taste.

Best Seasoning for Mac and Cheese

  1. Ultimate Everything But The...Everything Seasonings Collection

As the name implies, the Ultimate Everything seasonings collection is suitable for any meal you can imagine. It captures the flavorful essence of 12 foods but does more. From tacos to veggies and protein, the all-natural all-purpose seasoning elevates mealtime classics into new favorites.

Products in the Collection

  • Everything But The Avocado Toast Seasoning: Sea Salt, Sesame Seeds, Basil Leaves, Garlic, Onion, Parsley Flakes, Celery Seed, Paprika, Oregano, Lemon Peel Powder, Thyme, Dill Tips, Red Pepper, Chives, Basil Leaves, Chervil, Tarragon, White Pepper.
  • Everything But The Burger Seasoning: Garlic, Sea Salt, Sugar, Black Pepper, Worcester Powder, Red Cayenne, Red Bell Pepper, Mustard Powder, Mushroom Powder.
  • Everything But The Fried Chicken Seasoning: Garlic, Salt, Black Pepper, Sugar, Mustard Powder, White Pepper, Thyme, Sage, Celery, Basil, Chili Pepper, Ginger, Wasabi Powder, Honey, Rosemary.
  • Everything But the Sunday Roast Seasoning: Salt, Celery Seed, Sugar, Onion, Black Pepper, Rosemary, Caraway Seed, Bay Leaves, Thyme, Savory, Marjoram, Basil, Paprika, Garlic, Arrowroot Powder, Bay Leaves, Parsley, Dill Tips.
  • Everything But the All Natural Guacamole Seasoning: Garlic, Onion, Salt, Jalapeño, Cilantro, Red Pepper Flakes, Lime Juice, Red Cayenne Peppers.
  • Everything But The Taco Seasoning: Paprika, Garlic, Salt, Red Pepper Flakes, Sugar, Oregano, Black Pepper, Red Pepper, Coriander, Chipotle Peppers, Chili Peppers, Jalapeno Peppers, Cilantro, White Pepper, Fenugreek, Fennel, Nutmeg, Cardamom, Cloves, Basil, Rosemary, Celery, Thyme, Marjoram, Ginger, Cumin, Cinnamon.
  • Everything But the Garlic Bread Seasoning: Garlic, Salt, Red Pepper Flakes, Green Bell Pepper, Butter Powder, Basil, Oregano, Black Pepper, Parsley, Fennel and Rosemary.
  • Everything But The Brooklyn Bagel Seasoning: Sesame Seeds, Sea Salt, Minced Garlic, Minced Onion, Poppy Seeds.
  • Everything But the Phở Seasoning: Onion, Salt, Garlic, Sugar, Jalapeño, Lime, Ginger, White Pepper, Basil, Mint, All Spice, Cinnamon, Cilantro, Celery Seed, Basil, Chives.
  • Not Just For Salad Caesar Seasoning: Sea Salt, Garlic, Onion, Sugar, Sour Cream Powder, Truffle Zest, Blue Cheese Powder (Milk, Salt, Cultures, Enzymes), Dill Tips, Celery Seed, Chives, Garlic, Basil, Chervil, Tarragon, White Pepper, Parsley.
  • Spicy Green Pesto Seasoning: Sea Salt, Minced Garlic, Granulated Garlic, Onion, Basil Leaves, Basil Powder, Sugar, White Cheese, White Pepper, Lemon Peel, Wasabi Powder, Jalapeño Powder, Chives.
  • Everything But the Pizza Seasoning: Garlic, Salt, Basil, Oregano, Red Bell Peppers, Green Bell Peppers, Sesame, Black Pepper, Fennel, Rosemary.

 

  1. Chef's Secret Finishing Sea Salts Collection

These sea salt collections are a must-have, especially if you want to make healthy, creative, and delicious mac and cheese. The six gourmet finishing salts contain blends of other ingredients for more versatility. For instance, the tzatziki sea salt contains California sea salt, garlic, sugar, salt, and other essential ingredients to elevate the taste of your meal. All the flavors of tzatziki without the mess of yogurt make it suitable for adding savory layers to goat cheese, veggies, and green salads.

Products in the Collection

  • Blue Cheese Sea Salt: California Sea Salt, Blue Cheese (Milk, Salt, Cultures, Enzymes), Disodium Phosphate.
  • Wasabi Sea Sea Salt: California Sea Salt, Japanese Wasabi Root.
  • Tzatziki Sea Salt: California Sea Salt, Garlic, Salt, Sugar, Dextrose, Corn Starch, Spices, Onion Powder, Citric Acid.
  • Rosemary Sea Salt: California Sea Salt, Rosemary.
  • Crystallized Honey Sea Salt: California Sea Salt, Honey.
  • Indian Tandoori Sea Salt: California Sea Salt, Coriander, Cumin, Nutmeg, Red Pepper, Garlic, Paprika, Onion Powder, and Sea Salt.

 

  1. Sauce Lovers Gift Set

Traditional mac and cheese requires a cheese sauce to create a creamy, cheesy coating. This 8-pack artisanal seasoning contains every ingredient you need to make sauces and condiments. You can mix them with sour cream, Greek yogurt, and crema. Not only this, but the blends are versatile for creating marinades with a bit of virgin olive oil. The seasoning will bring out the best in proteins, veggies, and baked mac and cheese.

Products in the Collection

  • Not Just For Salad Caesar Seasoning Contains: Sea Salt, Garlic, Onion, Sugar, Sour Cream Powder, Truffle Zest, Blue Cheese Powder (Milk, Salt, Cultures, Enzymes), Dill Tips, Celery Seed, Chives, Garlic, Basil, Chervil, Tarragon, White Pepper, Parsley.
  • Spicy Green Pesto Seasoning Contains Salt, Minced Garlic, Granulated Garlic, Onion, Basil Leaves, Basil Powder, Sugar, White Cheese, White Pepper, Lemon Peel, Wasabi Powder, Jalapeño Powder, and Chives.
  • Roasted Red Pepper Pesto Seasoning Contains Garlic, Onion, Red Bell Pepper, Sugar, Coarse Salt, Fine Salt, White Cheddar, Oregano, Black Pepper, and White Pepper.
  • All Natural Cool Ranch Seasoning Contains Sea Salt, Onion, Sugar, Sour Cream Powder, Blue Cheese Powder (Milk, Salt, Cultures, Enzymes), Dill Tips, Chives, Garlic, Basil, Chervil, Tarragon, White Pepper, and Parsley.
  • Creamy Truffled Ranch Seasoning Contains Sea Salt, Onion, Garlic, Sugar, Sour Cream Powder, Blue Cheese Powder (Milk, Salt, Cultures, Enzymes), Dill Tips, White Cheddar, Chives, Basil, Chervil, Tarragon, White Pepper, Parsley, Truffle Zest, Basil Leaves, White Pepper and Parsley.
  • Jalapeño Lime Ranch Seasoning Contains Sea Salt, Onion, Sugar, Sour Cream Powder, Blue Cheese Powder (Milk, Salt, Cultures, Enzymes), Dill Tips, Chives, Garlic, Basil, Chervil, Tarragon, White Pepper, Parsley.
  • Red Hot Ranch Seasoning Contains Sea Salt, Onion, Sugar, Sour Cream Powder, Blue Cheese Powder (Milk, Salt, Cultures, Enzymes), Dill Tips, Chives, Garlic, Basil, Chervil, Tarragon, White Pepper, and Parsley.
  • French Onion Seasoning: Sea Salt, Onion, Sugar, Dill Tips, Chives, Garlic, Basil, Chervil, Tarragon, White Pepper, Parsley.

 

  1. Mexican Seasoning Gift Set

The taste of Mexican artisanal spice blends provides a unique twist on mac & Cheese. If you fancy macarrones con queso, the collection incorporates local flavors and ingredients to create the Mexican variation. Apart from mac and cheese, you can use the seasonings for tacos, fresh guacamole, and more. The pack includes two salt-free seasonings for dietary needs.

Products in the Collection

  • Spicy Baja Seasoning & Rub: California Salt, Chile Pepper, Salt, Cumin, Oregano, Garlic, Cayenne Pepper and Crushed Red Pepper.
  • Everything But The Taco Seasoning: Paprika, Garlic, Salt, Red Pepper Flakes, Sugar, Oregano, Black Pepper, Red Pepper, Coriander, Chipotle Peppers, Chili Peppers, Jalapeno Peppers, Cilantro, White Pepper, Fenugreek, Fennel, Nutmeg, Cardamom, Cloves, Basil, Rosemary, Celery, Thyme, Marjoram, Ginger, Cumin, Cinnamon.
  • Jalapeño Lime Ranch Seasoning: Sea Salt, Onion, Sugar, Sour Cream Powder, Blue Cheese Powder (Milk, Salt, Cultures, Enzymes), Dill Tips, Chives, Garlic, Basil, Chervil, Tarragon, White Pepper, Parsley.
  • Green Jalapeño Sea Salt: Sea Salt, Green Jalapeño, Garlic, Onion, and Cilantro Powder.
  • Chipotle Sea Salt: California Sea Salt, Dried Chipotle Peppers.
  • Everything But The All Natural Guacamole Seasoning: Garlic, Onion, Salt, Jalapeño, Cilantro, Red Pepper Flakes, Lime Juice, Red Cayenne Peppers.

Conclusion

Mac and cheese is the ideal comfort food to enjoy alone or with friends. Treat your taste buds to an unforgettable meal with the best mac and cheese seasoning and experiment with different flavor profiles for personalization.

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