Easy Freezer Mac & Cheese Recipe!

My life gets crazy sometimes, and there is not enough time to throw dinner together. That’s what makes me so excited about this Easy Freezer Mac & Cheese Recipe!!

 

 

Can you relate?! Busy day, summertime, long day with the kids? You want something like this Easy Freezer Mac & Cheese Recipe that you can put in the oven for dinner! I love having several freezer meals cooked and ready to go for those busy days or activities that you weren’t expecting.  Plus, here are even more Easy Dinner Recipes that you will want to check out!

 

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Easy Freezer Mac & Cheese Recipe

INGREDIENTS:
1 pound elbow macaroni or macaroni of your choice 4 TBS butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 TBS all-purpose flour
3 1⁄2 cups whole milk
1 TBS dijon mustard
1⁄2 tsp salt
1⁄2 tsp black pepper
4 ounces fontina cheese, shredded
4 ounces asiago cheese, shredded
8 ounces extra-sharp cheddar cheese, shredded 4 ounces parmesan cheese, shredded

DIRECTIONS:

In a large pot, cook pasta according to package directions, stopping boiling 2 minutes before the recommended time. Drain and return pasta back to pot; set aside.

In a medium-sized saucepot, melt butter over medium heat. Add garlic, sauté 30 seconds. Add flour, whisk quickly over medium-high heat for 1 minute. Slowly pour in milk, whisking while pouring. Turn heat to medium-high, and whisk slowly for 4-5 minutes or until mixture has thickened. Add mustard and whisk; remove from heat. Add half of the cheeses (2 ounces fontina, 2 ounces asiago, 4 ounces extra-sharp cheddar, 2 ounces parmesan) to the milk mixture and whisk until completely melted.

Pour cheese sauce over the pasta in the large pot, mix well to coat. Pour the pasta with sauce into a large 9×13 baking dish. Cover the pasta with additional cheeses that are left.

Allow it to cool completely – at least 2 hours. Cover pasta tightly with a lid or 2 layers of aluminum foil. Freeze for up to 4 months.

To cook: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Remove from freezer, place into the oven and cook for 1 hour, covered with foil. Remove foil and cook an additional 20 minutes or until cheese is bubbling and browning a bit on the top.

Easy Freezer Mac & Cheese Recipe!

Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes

My life gets crazy sometimes, and there is not enough time to throw dinner together. That's what makes me so excited about this Easy Freezer Mac & Cheese Recipe!!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound elbow macaroni or macaroni of your choice
  • 4 TBS butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 TBS all-purpose flour
  • 3 1⁄2 cups whole milk
  • 1 TBS dijon mustard
  • 1⁄2 tsp salt
  • 1⁄2 tsp black pepper
  • 4 ounces fontina cheese, shredded
  • 4 ounces asiago cheese, shredded
  • 8 ounces extra-sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 4 ounces parmesan cheese, shredded

Instructions

  1. In a large pot, cook pasta according to package directions, stopping boiling 2 minutes before the recommended time. Drain and return pasta back to pot; set aside.
  2. In a medium-sized saucepot, melt butter over medium heat. Add garlic, sauté 30 seconds.
  3. Add flour, whisk quickly over medium-high heat for 1 minute.
  4. Slowly pour in milk, whisking while pouring. Turn heat to medium-high, and whisk slowly for 4-5 minutes or until mixture has thickened.
  5. Add mustard and whisk; remove from heat.
  6. Add half of the cheeses (2 ounces fontina, 2 ounces asiago, 4 ounces extra-sharp cheddar, 2 ounces parmesan) to the milk mixture and whisk until completely melted.
  7. Pour cheese sauce over the pasta in the large pot, mix well to coat. Pour the pasta with sauce into a large 9x13 baking dish. Cover the pasta with additional cheeses that are left.
  8. Allow it to cool completely - at least 2 hours. Cover pasta tightly with a lid or 2 layers of aluminum foil. Freeze for up to 4 months.
  9. To cook: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Remove from freezer, place into the oven and cook for 1 hour, covered with foil. Remove foil and cook an additional 20 minutes or until cheese is bubbling and browning a bit on the top.

 

My kids love Mac & Cheese, so I am excited to have this recipe available for a last-minute meal idea for lunch or dinner! It would also be a great option to take with you to a party, event, or holiday!

 

 

Plus, be sure to check out this Cheesy Chicken on the Grill Recipe for another great summertime (or anytime) meal recipe!

 

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