I first tasted this magical Cheez-It Mac n' Cheese during a time in my life I like to forget. That said this dish stuck with me and I knew one day I would give my hand at my own version. It is THE creamiest mac and cheese ever, and when you use my Cheddar Syrup (my favorite cheese sauce) to make it you will 100% be in love, you may even want to drink the "syrup", and I couldn't blame you!
How to make Cheez-It Mac n' Cheese
Making the sauce is super quick and easy. It can be made in the time it takes for the pasta water to boil and cook the pasta. And throwing it in the blender ensures that you get the SMOOTHEST and most perfect sauce, and not cheese burned to the bottom of the pan. Plus the sauce is so good that I like to refer to it as "Cheddar Syrup" and you might even want to drink it.
The ingredient list is minimal and yields the BEST comfort food.
Put a pot of water on the stove to boil, and while you are waiting, start the sauce and finish it by blending in a blender.
And place some cheez-it crackers in a bag and crush them with a rolling pin to create a cheez-it crumble.
When the pasta is cooked, mix it together in a casserole dish.
Top with cheez-its and some reserved shredded cheddar cheese and bake in a warm oven until the cheese melts.
Serve and enjoy immediately.
What to serve it with...
I put a little effort into this sided dish so I usually keep the rest of dinner simple. Serve it with my Perfect Grilled Chicken, or my Crispy Chicken Wings for the ultimate comfort feast! Or take it to the comfort food NEXT LEVEL and use the mac and cheese itself to make my Chicken & Mac n' Cheese Waffles, they are AMAZING and totally worth the cleanup!
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