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Mac and Cheese Pizza

Mac and Cheese Pizza – Here’s a kid-friendly recipe the whole family will love. It’s made with roll-out dough and boxed macaroni for a quick, easy, delicious, and FUN dinner!

Top down macaroni and cheese pizza with fresh scallions.

Why We Love this Easy Pizza Recipe

What child doesn’t love a hot slice of cheese pizza or a bowl of All-American mac & cheese?! Here, we’ve combined the two for a super easy midweek dinner. Mac and Cheese Pizza is a surefire winner with all of the kids and young at heart!

Although I normally like to make macaroni and cheese from scratch, as well as homemade pizza, this is a great place to use quick store-bought products to make a dinner no one could possibly complain about! Keep it simple with macaroni and cheese as the main topping, or sprinkle on mini pepperonis or bacon bits as well.

Hand removing piece of pizza, cheese stretching.

Ingredients You Need

  • Roll out pizza crust – or homemade pizza dough thawed and rested on the counter
  • Macaroni and cheese – a 7.25 oz. box of your fave mac n’ cheese*
  • Pizza sauce – tomato, or Alfredo for super cheesiness
  • Sharp cheddar cheese – shredded
  • Mozzarella cheese – shredded
  • Italian seasoning – try our easy homemade Italian seasoning blend
  • Toppings – here we have one pizza with just cheese and scallions, and another with scallions and mini pepperonis
  • Salt and pepper – to taste

* Note: Most boxed mac and cheese brands require ¼ cup milk and ¼ cup butter to prepare. Make sure you have these on hand as well!

Ingredients you need: Kraft macaroni & cheese, pizza sauce, bagged shredded cheese, green onions, packaged pizza crust.

How to Make Mac and Cheese Pizza

Preheat the oven to 425°F. Move one rack to the lowest position. Set out a large baking sheet.

Place a large pot of salted water over high heat and bring it to a boil. Prepare the boxed macaroni according to the package instructions, including the necessary butter and milk. Once prepared, taste, then salt and pepper as needed. Turn off the heat and set aside.

Meanwhile, roll the refrigerated pizza dough out on the baking sheet. Spread a very thin layer of pizza sauce over the surface of the crust, leaving a 1-inch rim around all edges.

Dough rolled out in a rectangle, pizza sauce evenly coating.

Once the mac and cheese is ready, evenly spoon it over the pizza sauce, gently spreading into an even layer.

Hand with wooden spoon, adding cooked mac n cheese on top of pizza sauce.

Sprinkle sharp cheddar and mozzarella cheese over the top of the macaroni. Then sprinkle with Italian seasoning.

Unbaked pizza with shredded cheese added to the top.

If using, sprinkle mini pepperonis – or cooked chopped bacon and/or other toppings – over the top of the pizza.

Get the Complete (Printable) Mac and Cheese Pizza Recipe + VIDEO Below. Enjoy!

Sliced of mini pepperonis placed on top of the cheese on unbaked pizza.

Bake the pizza on the lowest rack for 15 to 20 minutes, until the crust is golden around the edges and the cheese is molten.

Remove from the oven and sprinkle with chopped scallions, if you like.

Baked cheese and pepperoni pizza.

Recipe Variations

  • Make this macaroni and cheese pizza your own by adding any toppings you like! Cooked ground beef, sausage, bacon, and chicken are classic proteins. We also love to add fresh veggies like sliced bell peppers, mushrooms, onion, and olives.
  • This recipe calls for shredded mozzarella and cheddar to compliment the mac n cheese. But feel free to change things up and use your favorite shreddable, meltable cheese. Colby jack, pepper jack, or even 100% mozzarella are good options.
  • Gluten-free? You got it! Use a gluten-free roll-out pizza crust and GF boxed macaroni and cheese.
  • You can make this a dairy-free macaroni pizza! Swap dairy ingredients with your fave melty plant-based “cheese” and vegan boxed mac n cheese.
  • Have a bit more time? Make the pizza dough from scratch!
Top down, square piece of pizza being removed.

Serving Suggestions

This pizza has layers of chewy and crisp dough, tomato sauce, cheesy macaroni, and loads of toppings… So it’s basically a meal in each slice!

I like to balance the yummy heaviness of this comfort food with a fresh salad. A Caesar salad or simple green salad are both easy to whip up while the ‘za cools.

Whole baked cheesy macaroni pizza.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best cheese combination for pizza?

Shredded mozzarella is, of course, the classic cheese for pizza. Cheddar cheese adds even more flavor and compliments the mac and cheese. They’re wonderfully melty and delicious together!

How long will leftovers last?

Leftover pizza keeps well for up to 3 days. Let slices cool completely, then transfer to an airtight container and store in the fridge.

What is the best way to reheat leftover pizza?

You can bake slices in the oven for 10 minutes at 350°F.

However, if you have one, I highly recommend you reheat pizza in the air fryer.

Hand lifting piece of mac and cheese pizza from full pizza.

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Easy Mac and Cheese Pizza

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Here's a kid-friendly recipe the whole family will love! This pizza is made with roll-out dough and boxed macaroni and cheese for a quick, easy, delicious, and fun dinner.
Servings: 6 pieces

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425°F. Move one rack to the lowest position. Set out a large baking sheet.
  • Place a large pot of salted water over high heat and bring to a boil. Prepare the boxed macaroni according to the package instructions, including the necessary butter and milk. Once prepared, taste, then salt and pepper as needed. Turn off the heat and set aside.
  • Meanwhile, roll the refrigerated pizza dough out on the baking sheet. Spread a very thin layer of pizza sauce over the surface of the crust, leaving a 1-inch rim around all edges.
  • Once the mac and cheese is ready, evenly spoon it over the pizza sauce, gently spreading into an even layer.
  • Sprinkle sharp cheddar and mozzarella cheese over the top of the macaroni. Sprinkle with Italian seasoning. If using, sprinkle mini pepperonis (or cooked bacon) over the top of the pizza.
  • Bake the pizza on the lowest rack for 15 to 20 minutes, until the crust is golden around the edges and the cheese is molten. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with chopped scallions. Cut and served warm.

Video

Notes

*Most boxed mac and cheese brands require ¼ cup milk and ¼ cup butter to prepare. Make sure you have these on hand as well!
Leftover pizza keeps well for up to 3 days. Let slices cool completely, then transfer to an airtight container and store in the fridge.

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice, Calories: 333kcal, Carbohydrates: 34g, Protein: 15g, Fat: 16g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 4g, Trans Fat: 0.1g, Cholesterol: 40mg, Sodium: 910mg, Potassium: 126mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 464IU, Vitamin C: 2mg, Calcium: 241mg, Iron: 2mg
Course: Main, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Author: Sommer Collier

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5 comments on “Mac and Cheese Pizza”

  1. Easy to make and enjoy , very delicious , thanks

  2. this is a game changer – my two favorite dishes in one meal. thank you so much for sharing this amazing recipe

  3. This was absolutely fabulous and my kids went crazy for it!!

  4. I have my dinner idea for tonight!! The kids are going to LOVE it! Thanks for the recipe!

  5. Mac cheese and pizza in one, the best of two worlds! My 2 year old LOVED it, thank you for the awesome recipe.