Extra Cheesy Layered Macaroni and Cheese

Extra Cheesy Layered Macaronic and Cheese - this is the perfect amped up Mac and Cheese and the whole family will love!! From www.overthebigmoon.com!

We all have those nights where we just don’t have the energy to make dinner and so you head to your cabinet and look for something kid-friendly (meaning no whining/fighting from them) and just grab and throw together something and serve! Well, today I’m sharing with you a recipe that derived from one of those nights! My husband refers to this as “Amped up” Mac and Cheese, but really it’s just an Extra Cheesy Layered Macaroni and Cheese!

Essentially, you take boxed Mac and Cheese, add a crust and some extra cheeses to make it extra tasty and something adults will love too! Oh and I can’t forget that you top it with bacon! Bacon makes everything better!

Extra Cheesy Layered Macaronic and Cheese - this is the perfect amped up Mac and Cheese and the whole family will love!! From www.overthebigmoon.com!

Extra Cheesy Layered Mac & Cheese
Serves 10
This recipe takes Mac and Cheese to a whole new level! It's extra cheesy and tasty that the whole family will love!
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Ingredients
  1. 2 boxes of Horizon Organic Cheesy Deluxe Mac and Cheese (cooked as directed on the package)
  2. 6 slices of Asiago Cheese (I have a hard time finding Asiago shredded, but you're welcome to use shredded too)
  3. 3/4 cup Muenster Cheese
  4. 1 package of Cheesy mixture from the boxed Mac and Cheese
  5. 1 cup milk
  6. 1/2 cup flour
  7. 1 1/3 cup butter
  8. 1 cup shredded cheese (your choice)
  9. 3-4 pieces of bacon (cooked)
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Take your two boxes of Horizon Organics Cheesy Deluxe Mac and Cheese and get the noodles boiling.
  3. Take 1 1/2 sleeves of butter crackers and put them in a Ziplock bag and smash them. I like to use rolling pin. You could also use a food processor if you’d prefer. After they're all crushed, add 1/3 cup of shredded cheese (you can choose your favorite kind - I prefer White Cheddar)! Melt 1/3 cube of butter and add it to your butter crackers and cheese.
  4. Take a 9×13 pan and spray it with cooking spray. Then push the crust mixture into the bottom of the pan!
  5. Once the noodles are done, divide them up into 3 batches. It should be apex 2 cups per batch.
  6. For the first layer: Take 6 slices of Asiago cheese and cut it into strips and layer them on top of the crust. Then layer the 2 cups of noodles. Then sprinkle more of the Asiago Cheese on top of the noodles.
  7. For the second layer: Take 2 cups of freshly cooked noodles that are still HOT and mix in a heaping 1/2-3/4 cup of Muenster Cheese and mix it around to get it to melt. Then spread it on top of the bottom of layer!
  8. For the 3rd layer: Take the White Cheddar Cheese packet that came in the box and add it to 2 cups of noodles. I only had to use about 3/4 of the packet. Spread this noodle layer on top of the other two noodle layers!
  9. In a heavy sauce pan add 1 cup milk, 1 cube butter and cook just until the butter melts on high heat. Once melted lower the heat to medium and slowly add a 1/2 cup flour stirring constantly until thickened. Once the mixture is thickened, add 1/2 c. shredded cheese (your choice) and stir until melted.
  10. Pour the mixture over your noodles. Allow it disperse through the noodle mixture.
  11. Cook the 3-4 pieces of bacon and cut up into little pieces. Sprinkle the bacon on top of Mac and Cheese!
  12. Cook for approx 30 minutes and enjoy!!
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To start take your two boxes of Horizon Organics Cheesy Deluxe Mac and Cheese. Get the noodles boiling. While the noodles are cooking, let’s make the crust.

Extra Cheesy Layered Macaronic and Cheese - this is the perfect amped up Mac and Cheese and the whole family will love!! From www.overthebigmoon.com!

Take 1 1/2 sleeves of butter crackers and put them in a Ziplock bag and smash them. I like to use rolling pin. You could also use a food processor if you’d prefer.

Then add 1/2 cup of shredded cheese (you can choose your favorite kind)! Then melt 1/3 cube of butter and add it to your butter crackers and cheese.

Take a 9×13 pan and spray it with cooking spray. Then push the crust mixture into the bottom of the pan!

Once the noodles are done, divide them up into 3 batches. It should be about 2 cups per batch.

For the first layer, I used Asiago Cheese. Take 6 slices of Asiago cheese and cut it into strips and layer them on top of the crust. Then layer the 2 cup of noodles and sprinkle more of the Asiago Cheese on top of it.

Extra Cheesy Layered Macaronic and Cheese - this is the perfect amped up Mac and Cheese and the whole family will love!! From www.overthebigmoon.com!

Extra Cheesy Layered Macaronic and Cheese - this is the perfect amped up Mac and Cheese and the whole family will love!! From www.overthebigmoon.com!

For the 2nd layer, I took the 2 cups of freshly cooked noodles that are still HOT and mixed in heaping 1/2 cup of Muenster Cheese and mix it around to get it to melt. Then spread it on top of the bottom of layer!

For the 3rd layer I used the White Cheddar Cheese mixture that came in the Horizon Organics box mix!

Extra Cheesy Layered Macaronic and Cheese - this is the perfect amped up Mac and Cheese and the whole family will love!! From www.overthebigmoon.com!

Then spread it on top of the other two layers!

Next in a heavy sauce pan add milk, butter cook just until the butter melts on high heat (takes a few minutes) lower heat to med and slowly add flour stirring constantly until thickened. Add 1/2 c. cheese (I like Horizon White Cheddar); stir until melted.

Pour the mixture over your noodles. Allow it disperse through the noodle mixture.

Extra Cheesy Layered Macaronic and Cheese - this is the perfect amped up Mac and Cheese and the whole family will love!! From www.overthebigmoon.com!

Cook the 3-4 pieces of bacon and cut up into little pieces. Sprinkle the bacon on top of Mac and Cheese!

Cook for approx 30 minutes and enjoy!!

Extra Cheesy Layered Macaronic and Cheese - this is the perfect amped up Mac and Cheese and the whole family will love!! From www.overthebigmoon.com!

Extra Cheesy Layered Macaronic and Cheese - this is the perfect amped up Mac and Cheese and the whole family will love!! From www.overthebigmoon.com!

Extra Cheesy Layered Macaronic and Cheese - this is the perfect amped up Mac and Cheese and the whole family will love!! From www.overthebigmoon.com!

Extra Cheesy Layered Macaronic and Cheese - this is the perfect amped up Mac and Cheese and the whole family will love!! From www.overthebigmoon.com!

Extra Cheesy Layered Macaronic and Cheese - this is the perfect amped up Mac and Cheese and the whole family will love!! From www.overthebigmoon.com!

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Pam Dana

Pam is a stay at home working mama that enjoys all phases of life! Between her 3 kids, fur baby (a beyond cute Goldendoodle), wonderful husband, friends and working, she stays pretty busy! But, she is loving every aspect of her life! Here on Over the Big Moon, she loves to share DIY's, recipes, printables, organization tips and more!

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