Take pizza night to the next level with Macaroni and Cheese Pizza. This mac ‘n cheese pizza recipe is easy to make for a fun family dinner!
Do you love cheese as much as we do? There’s nothing like a bowl of warm, comforting macaroni and cheese. It is the first meal Brian ever made me.
While we were dating, he told me about how his mom would make him homemade mac n’ cheese that was extra creamy, almost like cheesy soup. I had never eaten macaroni and cheese like that so one evening he made it for me and it was delicious.
Since pizza is another one of our favorite things to eat, I combined the two and made macaroni and cheese pizza!
How To Make Macaroni and Cheese Pizza
Start by making three cups of macaroni and cheese.
I was in a hurry so I made a boxed version of macaroni shells and cheese instead of making the homemade version.
Once box made three cups of mac n’ cheese.
Add three slices of American cheese and 1/4 cup of milk to make a little more cheese sauce.
Place a premade pizza crust on a pizza pan and brush with olive oil.
Or if you have the time and the ingredient, make a two ingredient pizza crust or pizza dough from my blog.
Spread the macaroni and cheese on the crust and top with 1/2 cup of shredded cheese.
What kind of cheese should I use?
We love using shredded colby jack cheese because it was what we had on hand. But you can use any of your favorite cheeses or a combination of cheeses! Here are a few suggestions:
Bake at 450 degrees for 7 – 10 minutes (or longer depending on who golden you want the cheese to be).
What toppings can I put on my macaroni and cheese pizza?
If you are looking for Macaroni and Cheese Pizza toppings, try adding bacon, sliced corn dogs, sliced hot dogs, or bread crumbs.
There is a restaurant near our house that makes Macaroni and Cheese Pizza. When we tried some of it recently, we all agreed that my version is way better than the restaurant version!
What else can I make with macaroni and cheese?
I hear you loud and clear because we love macaroni and cheese too! Try one of the following recipes next.
Bacon Mac and Cheese Bites from The Gunny Sack: This Bacon Mac and Cheese Bites recipe is a cheesy appetizer that everyone loves. Make for your next party or surprise your family with these for dinner!
Grilled Macaroni and Cheese Sandwiches from The Gunny Sack: A Grilled Macaroni and Cheese Sandwich is the ultimate comfort food! Serve these sandwiches with tomato soup as an easy family dinner recipe.
Mac ‘n Cheese Balls from The Gunny Sack: Mac ‘n Cheese Balls are the ultimate comfort food! Flaky biscuits, filled with macaroni and cheese, are a perfect party appetizer or kid friendly dinner.
Instead of using American cheese and extra milk have you thought about using nacho cheese sauce?
Amber N Boles says
is the carb count for the entire pizza
The nutrition facts are per serving.
Nancy B. says
We tried a bbq version and it was fantastic. We preferred it over the regular version. I just spread our fav bbq sauce (swt baby ray’s) over the mac and cheese and then put some shredded mozzarella on top before sticking it in the oven. In the future we are thinking of trying a veggie version with some veggie crumbles (grillers) mixed in with the mac and cheese and bbq sauce and perhaps a meaty version with sausage chunks.
We used shredded cheese instead of cheese slices and added a little more milk. It was delicious. I love this idea!
Fantastic! Thanks for stopping back to let us know! ~Tonia
John Wayne says
This Pizza Is Not New !! Ci-Ci’s Pizza Has Been Making This For Over 30 Yrs. That I Know Of !!!!!
My son asked me to make this for dinner. He had it from a local pizza place. He claims I did a great job. Would make it again based on the smile on his face !!!!! Thanks for the recipe . I pinned it on Pinterst .
I had macaroni and cheese pizza once at a restaurant and have been looking to recreate it…I think I’ll try this base recipe but we also added dried cranberries, pineapple, and crumbled feta cheese. It was delicious! Although I think we used mozzarella cheese…so I’m not sure how it’d taste with cheddar. Anyways, just some ideas!
This was so delicious!! I had it at cicis and loved it… Then had to make it myself
I just tried this for dinner, it was delicious! We added Parmesan cheese to the crust and then on top of the pizza and it was amazing! Thanks for the recipe!
G Perkins says
CiCi’s Pizza has this and I love it. So different from traditional pizza, but delicious. Going to add ham chunks next time I eat it.
Great idea! I will have to give that a try too!
Macaroni & Cheesecake says
OMFG THEY HAVE THIS AT CICI’S?!?!?! WHY DOES NOBODY EVER TELL ME ANYTHING!?!?!?!?!?! THIS IS MY 14TH BIRTHDAY DINNER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Peter @Feed Your Soul Too says
I love this concept. My wife and daughter were somewhere where they had this. I have not made it yet. this recipe looks great. I featured it on my Friday Five – Flatbread & Pizza addition over @ Feed Your Soul Too – http://www.feedyoursoul2.com/2013/12/friday-five-flatbreads-pizza.html
Thanks Peter! I hope you have the chance to try it out someday! Merry Christmas! ~Tonia
Tried this a couple days ago, and it was okay, needs something on the crust! There was no taste!
What about garlic?
Kristen Duke says
We love macaroni and cheese and pizza so this sounds perfect for us! Great idea to combine the two!
How fun is this idea!? 🙂
Trish - Mom On Timeout says
Ding! Ding! Ding! And we have a winner! What a fantastic pizza Tonia!!
Thanks Trish! My kids want it every week!
My boys would go crazy for this one!! YUM!
They sure would! My husband went to a small pizza place last week and they had a really good Mac n’ Cheese Pizza. I can’t wait to go try it out!
My kiddos would love this! Pinning for later! 🙂
Renee @ Awesome on $20 says
Oh my god, I’ve got to try this. It’s carbs with cheese and carbs with extra cheese. You’re speaking my love language. Brilliant!
Oh yeah! I hear ya! Thanks Renee!
THis is AMAZING! My kids would go gaga over this! Thanks so much!
Kim of Mo'Betta says
My kids love Mac n’ Cheese pizza!
Yay! Some more mac n’ cheese pizza fans! Thanks Kim!
Oh wow, Tonia! You are knocking my socks off, girl!
LOL! Thanks Lyuba!
Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious says
Such a genius idea for a pizza!
KayleneP @ The Links Site says
I have never tied a macaroni and cheese pizza, but yours looks so good. Will definitely have to give this recipe a try!
If you love mac n’ cheese, you will have to give it a try! Thank Kaylene!
I have always wanted to try this Tonia!!! I’m so glad you did this, now I’m brave enough to try it out on my family!
It was so easy to make! The first time I made it, I didn’t add the extra milk and cheese so it was a little drier but with the added cheese and milk it was perfect. I think the restaurant put a little alfredo sauce on the crust before adding the mac n’ cheese. Even though I LOVE alfredo, I felt that it took away from the cheesy flavor of the pizza.
Julie @ Julie's Eats & Treats says
Ahhh this looks terrific. Two of our faves in one!
Thanks Julie! I have to agree with you!
Jocelyn @BruCrew Life says
My youngest absolutely loved mac and cheese pizza! Yours looks amazing!
Anna Bennett says
When I was able to cook I use to make Home made Macaroni & Cheese I would use a different Macaroni each time,
but what I would do was to use Velveeta & White Cheddar cheese.
Boil the Macaroni following the directions on the box ( unlike most people ) I rinse my Macaroni with hot water
in order to remove the Starch.
While the Macaroni was boiling I would slice the Velveeta & the Cheddar Cheese.
When the Macaroni was done I put some milk in the bottom of the pan first. Then I would do then put a layer of the Macaroni in to the bottom of the baking pan
then I put two rows of the Velveeta down with a row of the Cheddar down the middle I would then space four pats of Margarine or butter
Repeat on the second row,but do two rows of Cheddar with the Velveeta down the middle also the four pats of Margarine or Butter.
Bake at 450% for 30 minutes or until Cheese is golden brown.
I was the first in my family to try it with the Velveeta & White Cheddar. Every body loved it. Tonia,you may share this Recipe with your family & friends. It sounds like a lot of work,but it is worth in the end.. 🙂
Wow Anna! You’ve got my mouth watering with your recipe. It sounds like a glorified Macaroni and Cheese Lasagna! I will make it for my family and let you know how it turns out. Thank you!
Sounds like a delicious combo to me! 🙂