Wednesday, April 25, 2007


Left-over mac & cheese?

Before I figured this recipe out I used to just end up throwing away any left-over macaroni & cheese after several days in the 'frig. Nobody would eat it - me included. But I really don't like wasting food. Once I started making this recipe, my daughters practically fight over the left-overs. It's easy too.

Take yesterday's mac & cheese and warm it for about 35 seconds in the microwave. Melt a little butter or magarine on a griddle or in a skillet then add the mac & cheese. Use a spatula to spread it into a thin layer. Let it get a nice and crispy and a little brown on the bottom and the flip it. Another few minutes on the other side and it's ready to top with a sprinkling of shredded cheddar cheese. Sometimes we'll mix in left-over ham or a sliced hot dog or two. Certainly not low calorie but we don't eat mac & cheese all the often so it's not something we eat everyday.

When I have left-over macaroni & cheese, this recipe works for me!

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Amy said...

Great tip! We toss leftover macaroni & cheese, too, if it's the boxed kind- it seems to have no flavor when reheated. I'll be trying this recipe!

Kara said...

Sounds yummy :) We always slice up hot dogs into our leftover mac n cheese, the only way the leftovers ever get eaten lol

Susanne said...

This sounds like something my kids would really like.

Rona's Home Page said...

Great tip! My mom used to do this one too. She would add chicken, tuna, ground beef and sometimes hotdogs.

Cori said...

Great tip, I'll have to try it! I usually take the left over mac and cheese put it in a bowl, add a little bit of milk and a few slices of processed cheese and put it in the microwave for about 35 secs.

Carmi said...

I hate wasting food as well, and I'll often scarf down the leftover m&c when the kids are finished with it.

It's a wonder that I don't weigh 300 pounds by now :) Seriously, thanks for this suggestion. I'll give it a try.

BTW, I followed your link home from Roxanne's (SRP/Melange) site, and I look forward to reading more. I hope you'll pop by my site and say hi as well.

All the best,


Jerri said...

We just heat the mac and cheese on the stove top or in the mikey with some butter and re-stir it good, awesome stuff...but I have found that homemade mac and cheese works better than the boxed stuff for this.