Mac and Cheese Pizza

When you're stuck trying to decide between pizza or mac and cheese for dinner, try this simple mac and cheese pizza recipe, and you won't have to choose 🙂

Why This Recipe Works

This recipe is a favorite of mine because it combines two of my favorite comfort foods pizza and mac and cheese. Plus, it's incredibly versatile, so you can add or substitute ingredients to suit your tastes.

Ingredients

Mac and Cheese:

You can choose to use the simple mac and cheese recipe listed, or if you have a tried and true mac and cheese recipe that you have perfected, you can use that on your mac and cheese pizza instead.

If you do follow the recipe provided, you can make any substitutions or additions you want. Use a bit of paprika to give your mac and cheese a bit of kick, or substitute the mozzarella cheese for a smoked gouda. This is a great recipe for you to get creative and have fun!

Pizza Dough:

If you have a pizza dough recipe that you use, you can make your own. However, if you don't want to make your dough from scratch, frozen pizza dough or a premade crust will work just as well with this mac and cheese pizza recipe.

Toppings:

Anything that you could add to mac and cheese would serve as an excellent topping for your pizza. I love to add bacon crumbles, broccoli, or sometimes even lobster to mine.

Tips

  • You can add toppings to your mac and cheese pizza, like bacon, shrimp, broccoli, or even lobster. Be careful not to overload your pizza with toppings, though, or it won't cook through and may require additional cook time.

What to Serve With Mac and Cheese Pizza

While mac and cheese pizza is a deliciously satisfying dish on its own, it can be made even better by pairing it with a complementary side like smoked lasagna or chicken wings.

If you want something a little lighter, crispy green beans or a quinoa salad might give you added nutrients you're looking for. Maybe a hearty salad with some tasty Southwest salad dressing.

FAQs

How long can mac and cheese pizza leftovers be stored?

Mac and cheese pizza leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. To ensure the best quality and taste, wrap the leftover pizza tightly in aluminum foil or store it in an airtight container.

It is not recommended to store leftover pizza in the freezer, as the cheese and crust can become tough and lose their texture when reheated.

What is the best way to reheat mac and cheese pizza leftovers?

When you are ready to reheat the pizza, place it in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for about 10-15 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the crust is crispy.

Is this recipe gluten-free? Vegan?

While this recipe is neither gluten-free nor vegan, it can easily be made gluten-free and vegan. Simply substitute the mac and cheese and the crust with your favorite gluten-free or vegan alternative.

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Mac and Cheese Pizza

No need to choose between your favorite foods with this easy mac and cheese pizza recipe.
5 from 4 votes
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Course: dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: mac and cheese pizza, mac and cheese pizza recipe
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 8 slices
Author: Corrie

Ingredients

  • 1 ball pizza dough
  • 1 cup macaroni noodles
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 - 1 ½ teaspoons salt to taste
  • 1-1 ½ teaspoons pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 450°F (230°C) and place a baking sheet or pizza stone inside to heat up.
  • Cook the macaroni noodles according to the package instructions until they are al dente. Drain and set aside.
  • In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Whisk in the flour and cook for 1-2 minutes, until the mixture is golden and fragrant.
  • Gradually add the milk, whisking constantly, and cook until the sauce thickens, about 5-7 minutes.
  • Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the cheddar cheese until melted. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Roll out the pizza dough to the desired thickness and place it on a lightly floured surface.
  • Spread the cheese sauce evenly over the pizza dough, leaving a small border around the edge.
  • Sprinkle the cooked macaroni noodles over the cheese sauce, then top with the shredded mozzarella cheese.
  • Transfer the pizza to the preheated baking sheet or pizza stone and bake for 12-15 minutes, until the crust is golden and the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  • Remove the pizza from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before slicing and serving. Enjoy your Mac and Cheese Pizza!

Nutrition

Calories: 269kcal Carbohydrates: 35g Protein: 11g Fat: 10g Saturated Fat: 5g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0.1g Cholesterol: 24mg Sodium: 1220mg Potassium: 63mg Fiber: 1g Sugar: 4g Vitamin A: 247IU Calcium: 150mg Iron: 2mg

Notes

  • You can add toppings to your mac and cheese pizza, like bacon, shrimp, broccoli, or even lobster. Be careful not to overload your pizza with toppings, though, or it won't cook through and may require additional cook time.
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