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Easy Mac and Cheese Pizza Recipe

Macaroni and cheese plus pizza? Oh yes, we did! This 10 Minute Mac and Cheese Pizza recipe is a super quick and easy dinner idea the kids will love!

How to make Mac and cheese Pizza

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Mac and Cheese Pizza Recipe

When it comes to eating out, my kid’s favorite pizza is the Mac and Cheese pizza from Cici’s. Unfortunately for them, Hubby and I have been eating low-carb lately. So this means the kids have not had a trip to their favorite pizza buffet in about 6 months! (Poor little guys… Pizza is both of our downfalls, so no more buffets.) The only pizza we’ve been getting is the DIY kind.

For dinner (most nights) everyone eats the same protein and veggies, and then I usually prepare a separate side dish for the kids. (Pasta, mashed potatoes, mac and cheese, tortillas, fruit etc… you get the picture.)  

Some nights though, Hubby and I will just eat salad and I make the kids a separate special meal.

Like Mac and Cheese Pizza!

On a recent trip to the grocery store, I came across these new microwavable Mac and Cheese cups from Horizon. They are exactly what I look for in quick and easy snacks or individual servings of my kid’s favorite foods.

When I saw these Mac and Cheese cups, I was inspired to create my own version of Cici’s Mac and Cheese Pizza as a special treat for my guys.

So while it might not have been Cici’s, the kids absolutely gobbled the pizza up and begged for more!  Plus, I know my version of Mac and Cheese Pizza is so much better for them. (and the smell of this pizza almost had me breaking my diet!)

Of course, you can use whatever type or recipe of mac and cheese you like when you make your pizza. This is a great recipe if you have leftover mac and cheese to use up.

Mac and Cheese Pizza Recipe

Mac and Cheese Pizza Ingredients:

Ingredients at a glance, grab the full list and recipe instructions in the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

  •  8 inch pre-baked (mini) pizza crust
  • 1 to 2 cups of mac and cheese | The creamier the better, if using leftover mac and cheese, you may wish to heat up your mac and cheese and add a bit of milk to make it creamier.
  • Shredded cheese | I used a white cheddar mozzarella blend.
  • Bacon crumbles | Optional topping, but makes the pizza even yummier.
  • Shredded Parmesan and Italian spice blend | Optional for garnish

How to Make a 10 Minute Mac And Cheese Pizza

You’ll love how easy this recipe is!

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Prepare the macaroni and cheese according to package directions. (or use warmed-up, creamy leftover mac and cheese. (see tip above)
  3. Spread mac and cheese over the crust. how to make mac and cheese pizza
  4. Top with a hand full of extra cheese, parmesan, Italian Spice blend, and optional bacon crumbles. (just use your judgment on how much of the topping ingredients are needed.)toppings on mac and cheese pizza
  5. Bake for 8 to 12 minutes or until everything is hot and bubbly.
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  6. Serve and Enjoy!

Recipe tips

  • I know it may be tempting, but don’t overload your pizza crust with mac and cheese. it will cause the crust to be soggy and too heavy to pick up.
  • Make sure your mac and cheese is creamy, but not dripping with cheese sauce. If you think your mac and cheese seems dry, you can add a bit of milk. Extra cheese on top of the pizza helps with this as well.
  • I used a white cheddar mozzarella blend of cheese on my pizza, but you can use whatever type of cheese you prefer.
  • If you use a homemade pizza dough recipe, be sure to pre-bake it.
Mac and Cheese pizza recipe

What toppings can I add to my Mac and Cheese Pizza?

There are tons of toppings you can add to your mac and cheese pizza! Here are a few of my favorite toppings:

  • Bacon (of course)
  • parmesan cheese
  • Green onion or chives
  • Mushrooms
  • Sliced fresh mozzarella for extra cheesiness
  • pepperoni, sausage, or Canadian bacon
  • rotisserie chicken

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Mac and Cheese Pizza Recipe 

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mac and cheese pizza

Easy Minute Mac and Cheese Pizza

  • Author: Jamie Sanders
  • Prep Time: 8 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 1 8 inch mini pizza 1x
  • Category: main dish
  • Method: oven

Description

Cheesy Mac and Cheese with bacon sprinkles on a pizza crust!  What’s not to love?


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 8-inch pre-baked (mini) pizza crust
  • 1 Macaroni and Mild Cheddar cup (or about 1 cup of your fave mac and cheese)
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheese ( I used a white cheddar mozzarella blend)
  • 1 tsp bacon crumbles (optional)
  • pinch of parmesan and Italian spice blend for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Prepare the macaroni and cheese according to package directions.
  3. Spread mac and cheese over the crust. (use about 1 cup of mac and cheese, or a bit more if desired)
  4. Top with extra cheese, parmesan, Italian Spice blend and optional bacon crumbles.
  5. Bake for 8 to 12 minutes or until everything is hot and bubbly.
  6. Serve and Enjoy!

Notes

If you are using leftover mac and cheese from the fridge, you’ll want to reheat the mac and cheese before adding it to the pizza crust.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/2 of 8-inch pizza
  • Calories: 416
  • Sugar: 3
  • Fat: 14
  • Carbohydrates: 54
  • Protein: 17

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9 Comments

  1. AMAZING!!!!!!!!

  2. It was a hit! My kids ate it all up!!!

  3. I actually liked it better than my kids…

  4. Left off the bacon, it was pretty good.

  5. Nailed it! I used bacon and ham, added black olives and green onions to my pizza. 🍕

  6. My kids are very picky eaters and they gobbled this up, thanks!

  7. Used a box of Kraft mac n cheese, it was great!

  8. CiCi’s pizza is so bland and yucky, I bet this version was 1000x better!!! Good idea.

  9. It was good.