The best Cheez-It Macaroni and Cheese recipe that will blow your mind! It’s perfectly creamy, cheesy and unique because of the crunchy cheez-it topping baked right on top.
This is one of my favorite mac and cheese recipes and I saved the best for last here in my childhood food favorites week! I really hope you all enjoyed all of the recipes this week – I know I have enjoyed eating them! This one I’m sharing today is a double whammy childhood favorite: mac & cheese (which I was completely obsessed with as a child and had a friend remind me of said obsession this week)… and Cheez-Its! I literally ate them like it was my job growing up. Even when I moved out on my own, I had a consistent stash of them in my pantry. So, I combined my love of Cheez-its and Mac ‘n Cheese together in this recipe today.
Several summers ago, I went to this hole-in-the-wall restaurant for lunch with some friends here in Rochester. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw “Cheez-it Mac & Cheese” on the menu! I think that was the fastest decision I ever made at a restaurant when it came to what I was going to order. The mac & cheese was awesome (obviously that was not in question), and I thought that was just genius to incorporate my beloved cheese crackers into a macaroni and cheese dish. That restaurant has since closed down, and I made it my mission to recreate the cheesy goodness at home so I didn’t have to go without it the rest of my life. Like mac & cheese NEEDS more cheese added to the top….I know, but trust me – this is good!
This mac & cheese recipe is not overly creamy and has just the right amount of cheese and milk. It is baked to perfection while the crunch of the Cheez-Its adds a nice crisp topping and was a delicious alternative to using bread crumbs on top. You will never go back to bread crumbs!Sign up for the Wishes & Dishes Newsletter for a fresh serving of content delivered every week to your inbox! And stay in touch on Facebook , Twitter , Pinterest and Instagram for all of the latest updates!