Mac and cheese has been an all-time classic, go-to dinner that’s been around for many years. And who doesn’t love mac and cheese?? I mean, except for those who are lactose intolerant, (I feel for you guys). Making the same exact, out of the box mac and cheese is simple and easy, but can get a little bit boring. Wouldn’t it be nice if there were different ways to make the same great dinner? Well, we have 5 different ways that you can do that!
1. Bacon Mac And Cheese
Adding bacon to your bowl of mac and cheese is a choice that you will not regret, especially if you are a bacon lover. The crispy, juicy taste of bacon combined with the creamy cheesiness of your mac and cheese is incredibly satisfying. Now you can do this in a few different ways, but the most beneficial way to eat bacon with your mac and cheese is chopping it up.
Start by frying up a pan of bacon at the same time you boil the pasta for your mac and cheese. The bacon is more likely to finish cooking before you have fully prepared your mac and cheese. This gives it time to cool off a bit. Once the mac and cheese is done, rip up the strips of bacon into the bowl and stir. Enjoy the savory flavors you are about to experience!
2. Buffalo Chicken Mac And Cheese
This mac and cheese bowl is for those who enjoy a nice spicy kick to their cheesy flavor. This one is fun to get experimental with because the basic to this is cooking up a pan of chopped chicken and coating it with your favorite hot sauce. Don’t have a favorite hot sauce? Frank’s Red Hot is usually a good go-to for adding flavor.
Once the chicken is prepared and the mac and cheese are all done, combining them is the next step. Afterward, you can add anything that you’d usually have with buffalo chicken, bits of celery, blue cheese crumbles or even more hot sauce! Mix it up and enjoy!
3. Mac And Cheese Nachos
This is more about adding macaroni and cheese TO something rather than adding something to the mac and cheese. Experimenting with a new dish is fun and can become something you’d like to eat more often. What is fun about this dish is the mac and cheese just becomes an extra ingredient to your nachos but has a very impactful flavor!
Pour yourself a plate of nachos then cover it with mac and cheese. Add all the necessary ingredients that you usually would: lettuce, salsa, sour cream, beef, shredded cheese, etc. Enjoy!
4. Mac and Cheese Quesadilla
This is a nice spin on the classic cheese quesadilla that a lot of people have grown to know and love. Trust me, it makes a huge difference when your biting into a cooked tortilla with cheese covered macaroni on the inside. It’s like tasting thicker amounts of cheese.
It’s a simple dish to prepare. Buy large tortillas from the supermarket and heat it up in a pan after the m&c have been made. Add shredded cheese onto the quesadilla then the mac and cheese on one side of it, add some more shredded cheese and fold it over. Flip it over to its other side and press down with the spatula so that everything melts together. Once it is all secured inside, remove from pan and enjoy!
5. Fried M&C Bites
This seems to be a favorite that is popping up on restaurant menus all over the place. So why not make it at home? All you need to do is freeze the mac and cheese after you make it for 1-2 hours. Once removed from the fridge, roll chunks of it up into balls. Dip it in a bowl of egg yolk and roll it around in bread crumbs. Next, fry it in a few inches of oil in a frying pan and you’ll have your very own homemade m&c balls!
Are you going to try any of these recipes? Let us know in the comments below!
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