Spice up your Thanksgiving mac & cheese with Grippo’s

For those who crave spice!

Spice up this year’s Thanksgiving mac & cheese with one of the Tri-State’s favorite snacks, Grippo’s BBQ potato chips! Although Grippo’s come from Cincinnati, Ohio, they’re loved here like a native snack.

This Thanksgiving dish is cheesy goodness that will leave you feeling that sweet BBQ heat.


  • 1 lb. elbow macaroni
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 4 cups milk
  • 6 cups sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 TB garlic salt
  • Pepper to taste
  • 2 TB butter
  • 3 cups Grippo’s BBQ Chips or your favorite spicy BBQ chip

Related: Make this 6 ingredient pumpkin cheesecake pie


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees
  2. Boil pasta according to box directions
  3. In a large saucepan, melt 1/2 cup butter over medium heat. Whisk in 1/2 cup flour until smooth and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add 1 TB garlic salt and pepper to taste
  5. Slowly pour in 4 cups milk, whisking until smooth. Heat to a low boil until thickened
  6. Add 6 cups sharp cheddar and whisk until smooth
  7. Dump hot pasta into a greased 9×13 baking dish and pour cheese sauce on top
  8. Bake for 15 minutes
  9. Crush 3 cups Grippo’s or your favorite spicy BBQ chip and sprinkle on top
  10. Bake for an additional 5 minutes

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