Introduction:If you find yourself with leftover macaroni 'n cheese you've probably found yourself wondering what else you could do with it other than just reheating it. Here are a few things that I do with it to make it into something different. All of these will give the illusion of a brand new dish, which I love.
This is a wonderfully indulgent treat that makes a great appetizer or side dish. All you have to do is refrigerate your baked mac 'n cheese so it's easy to cut into squares. You just want to make sure your squares of mac 'n cheese will hold their shape. Once you've cut them into squares roll in flour, dip in egg wash and then dip in seasoned bread crumbs. Deep fry them in a 350 degree fryer until they are golden brown (or until they float).
Reheat your mac 'n cheese on stove top. Add cooked chicken chunks (or canned chicken works too), your favorite hot sauce (to taste) and stir to incorporate. Make sure the chicken is heated through and serve with blue cheese crumbles on top and a couple of splashes of hot sauce.
On the stove top in a sauce pan add leftover mac 'n cheese and chili (it doesn't matter if it's leftover or from a can). Stir to incorporate and heat thoroughly. Serve with additional shredded cheese on top and a dollop of sour cream.
Brown your hamburger until cooked all the way through. Stir hamburger into mac 'n cheese until it's well incorporated and heat thoroughly. When you serve it top it with pickeles, ketchup and mustard.
Put leftover mac 'n cheese in a pot. Add a 10.75 ounce can of cream of chicken (or cream of mushroom) soup. Add 1/2 can of milk and stir to incorporate. Drain water off of canned tuna and add it. Also drain a small can of mushrooms and add it. Stir to incorporate all ingredients and heat thoroughly. When you spoon it into dishes you can top with crumbled buttery crackers or potato chip crumbs.
Don't be afraid to make something new from the leftover macaroni and cheese that you already have. You will find that you can stir in lots of things to make the mac 'n cheese seem like a brand new dish. Your family and friends are going to think that you spent hours in the kitchen, but only you will know that you glammed up the leftovers.
That deep fried mac and cheese sounds heavenly!
Love the ideas! I don't have any leftover often, but will keep this in mind for when I do.
**blush** I've been known to make Mac & Cheese sandwiches on toasted buns and take them for lunch... so much simpler than bringing a fork and less stuff to clean up.
Yum, great ideas to jazz up the mac and cheese.
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