Mac and Cheese and Cheeseburgers. These are the two meals my son is CONSTANTLY asking me for! So I HAD to combine the two and make a cheeseburger mac and cheese recipe.
The other night I grabbed leftover cheeseburger from the fridge, and incorporated them into an easy one pan mac and cheese recipe that makes the perfect weeknight meal!
I’ve based this one pan mac and cheese from two of my favorite recipes.
My One Pan Mac and Cheese with Broccoli, along with my burger recipe. But this will work with any burger. Just as long as its leftover!
While this is simple mac and cheese, with leftover burger, feel free to experiment with this!
But here’s what you absolutely need:
But don’t stop there. Add a little bacon, if you have grilled onion leftover, that would be a good option too.
Normally when I make a cheese sauce, starting with a roux is a must. But why not this recipe?
Here’s my thoughts on this.
When making spaghetti what do you do to thicken up the sauce? You add starchy pasta water.
What aren’t we doing in this recipe? cooking the pasta.
So by not cooking the pasta, the starch has no where else to go but into the dish. And because of that, it will give you a nice thick cheese sauce result.
Like most of my one pan recipes, this leftover cheeseburger mac and cheese one is a great way to get helps involved into the kitchen. We’re all dumping things into the pan and just watching it all melt together.
And I’ve found the best way to get my kids to eat dinner, is by having them help cook it.
Well it at least gets them to try the first bite..