Apr 11, 2014

Flashback Friday: What To Do with Leftover Macaroni and Cheese

This post was originally published in 2011, but since my kids recently left me with a nearly full pot of mac and cheese, it's time to bring it back!

Ideas for Leftover Mac & Cheese - chieffamilyofficer.com

If your kids are like mine, they regularly leave you with leftovers. If you're left with a pot of leftover mac and cheese, here are some things you can remake them into for another {frugal!} meal:

Fried Macaroni and Cheese - Refrigerate leftover mac and cheese until firm, then cut leftovers into squares, rectangles, or triangles, or scoop into balls. Dredge mac and cheese in flour, a beaten egg, and then panko or bread crumbs. Fry in a hot skillet until golden brown on all sides.

Chili Mac and Cheese - Combine leftover macaroni and cheese with some chili.

Hamburger "Helper" - Brown ground beef or turkey, and combine with leftover mac and cheese. (You may need to add some water, milk or broth to achieve the desired consistency.) You could add some diced tomatoes, chopped broccoli or spinach, or other veggies.

Chicken or Ham Casserole - Stir diced chicken or ham and steamed broccoli into the mac and cheese. You can serve it as is, or top with crushed crackers and butter and bake until bubbly.

Mac and Cheese Pizza - As weird as it may sound, a Google search turns up over 20 million results. I've yet to try this one myself, but apparently you just put the mac and cheese on a regular pizza crust, and bake. You can top it with more cheese and/or breadcrumbs, if desired.

Image via FreeDigitalPhotos.net by KEKO64.

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