This Is The Absolute Best Way To Reheat Mac And Cheese

Mac and cheese is not only the quintessential comfort food that is inextricably linked to the South, it is an easy but tasty meal to pull together on a busy weeknight. Ooey, gooey, creamy, cheesy, and absolutely perfect are all adjectives that can be used to describe this dish which can satiate even the pickiest of eaters. We are even fans of the childhood favorite, Kraft Macaroni and Cheese, that comes in the iconic blue and yellow box. But regardless if you make it from scratch or use a more convenient method of cooking this food, mac and cheese is one of those meals that tastes just as good, if not better, when you warm it up the next morning or evening to eat. 

But it might surprise you to learn that 40 percent of Americans do not like leftovers and of those who actually do eat leftovers, only 26 percent enjoy doing so (via Kitchen Cabinet Kings). We can only imagine that leftovers are not en vogue with American households because they may not be reheating them properly, including our beloved mac and cheese. But we've found the absolute best way to reheat this meal that will ensure that each forkful is just as good as the second time eating it as it was the first.     

Reheat your mac and cheese the same way you cooked it

Despite how awesome, fast, and quick the microwave can heat and reheat food, it might not be the best choice when you want to eat your leftover mac and cheese — of course, unless that's how you made it in the first place. According to Bon Appetit, the best way to reheat your mac and cheese is to do so the same way you cooked it. This means if you made it in the oven, preheat your oven to 375 degrees and reheat. However, if you used your stovetop to make your cheesy creation, get out a pot and reheat it on the stovetop and add a little milk. 

We definitely agree that reheating your mac and cheese in the oven works well, as does Pure Wow who calls this reheating method "foolproof." They suggest heating the oven to 350 degrees and placing your mac and cheese in a casserole dish. Add one tablespoon of milk per cup of mac and mix it together, that is as long as you don't have any type of toppings on top, like bread crumbs, crushed crackers, etc. If that's the case, they note that you should skip the milk. Cover with foil and heat for 20 minutes. Then remove the foil and cook for another 10 minutes, and voila, you are in business to savor this dish again.