I’ve heard of some pretty crazy pizza ideas. The sons tend to let them go in one ear and out the other. They’re your garden variety, pizza traditionalists. Cheese, and occasionally pepperoni is as far as it goes for them. I ordered a superme pizza for the hubs and I? Cool, but don’t I dare go trying to put anything remotely healthy, especially not vegetables, on their most sacred of treats. Occassionally, we will have a reason to go out for pizza. The hubs and I typically prefer our own or a more traditional Italian pizza. The sons? They could give a rip about quality. Usually we will take them to CiCi’s Pizza where they can pig out to their little hearts content on the all you can eat buffet. It’s like their Mecca, and while on their pilgrimage they’ve always got to get some of their Mac & Cheese pizza. On one of our pizza nights, while prepping dough, I suggested we shake things up a bit. Gotta keep em on their toes. While I didn’t exactly have a recipe for them, I had an idea. This was the result, and they were instantly in love with this weird, hybrid, inter-ingredient brain-child of mine. Your inner child, and your naturally more sophisticated adult self will get together and do the happy dance when you give this a try. Seriously, it’s fun for all ages. And it tastes good, too.
Kids and adults will both love Mac & Cheese Pizza — two of your favorite treats, macaroni and cheese and pizza, rolled into one awesome entree.
Sous Chef Sunday: Mac N Cheese Pizza
1 box of shells and cheese (cheese sauce is in the package)
3 slices American Cheese
1/4 cup milk
1 pizza crust, premade or homemade
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 cup shredded cheese
1. Start by making the macaroni and cheese according to the package, or make your favorite homemade mac n cheese, if preferred
2. Add 3 slices of American cheese and 1/4 cup of milk to make a little extra cheese sauce. Stir over low heat until melted.
3. Brush pizza crust with olive oil.
4. Top with macaroni and cheese.
5. Sprinkle with shredded cheese.
6. Bake at 450 degrees for 7-10 minutes. If using a homemade crust, you’ll need to let it cook a little bit longer to get it firm/crisp.
Happy Mothers Day Meaghan, wow would the kids love this. Their two favorite foods all in one dish.
Thanks, and a belated Happy Mother’s Day to you too! The sons felt the exact same way about this ‘pizza’. I love it when I can get them to think outside of the ‘box’ 🙂
Ditto, Suzanne! Both my kids would be all over this. Funny that just a couple of days ago, we had pizza and mac n cheese, but didn’t think of combining the two. Duh!
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Welcome to Fiesta Friday, Meaghan! Having little ones to feed seems to be a catalyst for creativity. Here you did it successfully. Love it! Happy belated Mother’s Day to you!
Thanks, Angie! Glad I could be a part of it!! You’ve hit the nail on the head when it comes to the sons. One day they’ll like something, the next they swear they’ve detested it all their lives. Gotta get creative and shake things up. It’s fun keeping them on their toes 😉
So glad you managed to join us Meaghan! What an interesting dish this is – it is sure to go down very well at the party this week…
P.S. Your boys look adorable!!!
Thank you so much! They’re my biggest fans & pretty much my everything 🙂
I hope so! It certainly digested very well over here 🙂 Thanks for having me and for hosting such a great link party.
Hi, Meaghan! I am glad you have joined us today on FF15. Such an amazing party, right? 🙂
This pizza really rocks! I love Mac-N-Cheese and I love pizza (a lot), but I never tried putting them in one dish. This really amazed me, Meaghan. Thanks for giving us a great idea. 😀
We hope to see you on the next Fiesta Friday. 😉
Thanks! FF is an awesome party and I’m glad I can be a part of it 🙂 I love both pizza & pasta equally, so this recipe came straight from my happy place. See you Friday!
See you on Friday! 😀
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