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.