Cheesy, gooey, creamy… we’re pretty sure macaroni and cheese is the answer to all of life’s problems. It’s also *so* easy to make from scratch… with endless variations! One of our favorites? Skillet BBQ Mac + Cheese. We teamed up with LAY’S® Wavy to dream up this recipe inspired by their Hickory BBQ Potato Chips.

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Read on to see how to make it.

Ingredients

Ingredients:

– 1 1/2 cups LAY’S® Wavy Hickory BBQ Potato Chips, crushed

– 4 tablespoons salted butter

– ½ yellow onion, diced

– 4 tablespoons flour

– 2 1/2 cups whole milk

– salt and pepper, to taste

– 1/2 cup BBQ sauce

– 3 ½ cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded

– 1 pound penne or rigatoni, cooked al dente

– 1 cup Parmesan cheese

Instructions:
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add butter to the pan. Add the onions and cook 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the flour. Whisk. Slowly whisk in the milk. Add salt and pepper. Cook 5 minutes. Add cheddar cheese and BBQ sauce. Whisk until melted.

2. Pour cheese mixture over the pasta. Coat evenly.

3. Pour mac and cheese back into the skillet. Top pasta with crushed chips and Parmesan. Bake for 30 minutes, or until golden brown.

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Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add butter to the pan. Add the onions and cook 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the flour. Whisk. Slowly whisk in the milk. Add salt and pepper. Cook 5 minutes. Add cheddar cheese and BBQ sauce. Whisk until melted.

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Pour cheese mixture over the pasta. Coat evenly.

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Pour mac and cheese back into the skillet. Top pasta with crushed chips and Parmesan.

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Ready for the oven!

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Bake for 30 minutes, or until golden brown. MMMM!

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What are your favorite comfort foods? Let us know in the comments below!

This post is a collaboration with LAY’S® Wavy.