Cheez-It Mac and Cheese

Maybe I shouldn’t have … but I did.

We had a left over box of Cheez Its that I was dying to get out of the house (so addictive!) and after looking up a few options on pinterest,  I went with the Cheez-It mac and cheese.

No, this dish is not on the wedding diet plan. (whoops)

Next time we have some extra Cheez-Its around the house I am going to try this chicken recipe.

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Cheez-It Mac and Cheese
1 box elbow macaroni
3/4 stick of butter
8oz. shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 cups crushed Cheez-Its
Salt and pepper
Chives for garnish (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Boil macaroni until it’s tender. 7-10 minutes (check firmness) Strain and set aside.

2. In a medium sauce pan melt your butter, then add a splash of your cream. Add a handful of cheese and stir until combined. Add another splash of cream and stir again, add more cheese and stir again. Repeat this process until you only have a little cheese left (reserve that to sprinkle on top later).

3. Pour your cheese sauce on top of your cooked macaroni and stir. Pour into a an oven save pan or casorole dish. Stir in some crushed Cheez Its and salt and pepper. Sprinkle your remaining cheese on top and all of your Cheez Its.

4. Bake for 15-20 mins or until Cheez Its are lightly toasted on top. Serve with a chive garnish on top!

14 Responses to “Cheez-It Mac and Cheese”

  1. Krista {Budget Gourmet Mom} posted on June 18, 2012 at 9:44 pm (#)

    Yeah…maybe you shouldn’t have but darn it all, that’s looks awesome!

  2. Ellen B Cookery posted on June 18, 2012 at 10:51 pm (#)

    I can see why you were tempted. Looks enticing!

  3. Anne@FromMySweetHeart posted on June 19, 2012 at 1:48 am (#)

    LOVE it! Isn’t pinterest a great source of inspiration?! My son is a huge cheez it addict….he will love this!

  4. Anita at Hungry Couple posted on June 19, 2012 at 3:27 am (#)

    I think I gained weight just reading the recipe but damn I’d really like some now! :)

  5. The girl in Oslo posted on June 19, 2012 at 6:55 am (#)

    Looks really jummy :)

    Have a great day from a sunny Oslo

  6. Sophie posted on June 19, 2012 at 9:20 am (#)

    I’m drooling.

  7. Grubarazzi posted on June 19, 2012 at 12:49 pm (#)

    Good god in heaven. That’s amazing.

  8. Amanda at the red table posted on June 19, 2012 at 12:49 pm (#)

    Love it!

  9. Meg posted on June 19, 2012 at 3:25 pm (#)

    You should check out the Cap Mac food truck – they have a mac & cheese with Cheez-Its AND a feta mac & cheese that is delish! Add it to your list of food trucks to track down!

  10. OnSugarMountain posted on June 19, 2012 at 5:59 pm (#)

    …I think my heart just stopped. Why did I never think of this?

    You have officially blown my mind with this idea.

  11. Alyssa posted on June 20, 2012 at 4:32 am (#)

    What a great way to use the crumbs at the bottom of a box of cheez-it (other than licking them up with your finger tips!!!!) Love this!

  12. Rachel @ Baked by Rachel posted on June 20, 2012 at 3:13 pm (#)

    This is SO something I’d do (and love!)

  13. Dott posted on June 21, 2012 at 8:14 pm (#)

    My Grandma used to make the cheez-it chicken and its amazing!

  14. 4evaRisa posted on December 5, 2012 at 3:26 am (#)

    what a terrific idea. Why didn’t I think of that?

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