Popeyes Mac And Cheese Recipe

Popeyes Mac and Cheese recipe is famous for being the most creamy and cheesy pasta in Southern cuisine. The juiciness and deliciousness that this pasta holds is unbeatable. Being able to prepare this dreamy Mac and Cheese at home is a great achievement. The recipe for this pasta is not so tough but includes multiple steps. Preparing the macaroni, making the most delicious white sauce and then baking your Mac and Cheese are the steps that you have to follow. You must put your whole heart into making the white cheese sauces as this is the basic step of this recipe. If your pasta is delicious enough, it means you are a pro at this recipe.

Any type of macaroni can be used for this recipe but I usually prefer elbow macaroni. You can also add cheese of your own choice. Popeye’s serves the dish while hot with the sizzling creaminess in this pasta and you become a fan, when you take the first bite. Along with the crispy chicken, Popeyes Mac and Cheese is the most demanded item in their restaurants. I love cheesy and thick pasta. So adjust the quantities accordingly. You can also add your favorite touch to your recipes.

Necessary Ingredients for Popeyes Mac And Cheese Recipe

Every single ingredient in this recipe is essential to develop the delicious flavor of your Mac and Cheese. Do not skip any of the ingredients if you want the exact restaurant-like flavor.

  • Half a tablespoon of salt
  • 1/4 tablespoon of black pepper
  • Eight ounces of Elbow Macaroni
  • One cup of shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • Two Cups of Milk
  • Half a cup of unsalted butter
  • One cup of shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • Two cups of shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • Half cup of all-purpose flour
  • One cup of breadcrumbs
  • One tablespoon of Dijon Mustard

Steps by-Step Guide to Make Popeyes Mac and Cheese

Mac and Cheese is made by following a few very simple steps. You need to perform every step to get better results at the end of the recipe.

Boiling the Macaroni

Boiling the Macaroni is your first step in this recipe. You can add water to a saucepan and add macaroni to it. Add some salt and a little oil. Let it boil until softened. You can follow the package directions for this purpose.

Making the Cheese Sauce for Pasta

To prepare the cheese sauce, put the cooking pan on the stovetop and add butter to it. Let the butter melt.  Put half a cup of all-purpose flour into it. Use a spatula to whisk to make a paste of the mixture.  Add some milk and wait for the mixture to get thick.

Addition of Remaining Ingredients in Sauce

Add all types of cheese including cheddar, Mozzarella and Jack cheese into the sauce mixture. Sprinkle the spices including the salt and pepper.  Add Dijon mustard, in the end, to give another good flavor and color to the sauce.

Combining the Two Mixtures

In a baking pan, spread the macaroni and then pour the cheese sauce over this macaroni. Make layers if the material is in excess. Make the final cheese sauce coating at the top. Bring the bread crumbs and put a layer of it on top of your pasta mix.

Baking in the Oven

Put the baking pan in the oven and bake the pasta for some time. The temperature of 350 degrees is enough to bake your pasta. Check if the pasta gets a beautiful golden brown color.

Serving the Mac and Cheese

Let the pasta air cool for some time and then serve it with its most delicious flavors.

FAQS

How to freeze this homemade Mac and Cheese?

Yes, you can put the baked Mac and Cheese in the air-tight containers and then freeze it for at least 2-3 months. Try to make more creamy Mac and Cheese if you want to freeze it. The creamy Mac and Cheese freezes much better. Then you can reheat or thaw it in the oven.

Is it okay to reheat the Mac and Cheese with milk?

Yes, to prevent the Mac and Cheese from drying out while reheating, you can add milk to it. Pour a little milk into it and reheat at low temperature. It will turn out to be more creamy.

How to fix the Mac and Cheese if it gets extra cheesy and creamy?

If the Mac and Cheese gets extra cheese and is thin, then you can add more macaroni to it. It helps to thicken the mixture. Moreover, the addition of a little corn flour may help in this matter. The addition of acids like lemon juice and vinegar may also help.

 

Popeyes Mac And Cheese Recipe

Popeyes Mac and Cheese recipe is famous for being the most creamy and cheesy pasta in Southern cuisine. The juiciness and deliciousness that this pasta holds is unbeatable. Being able to prepare this dreamy Mac and Cheese at home is a great achievement.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time6 hours 25 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Southern
Keyword: Popeyes Mac And Cheese Recipe
Servings: 6
Author: Anna

Ingredients

  • 1/2 tbsp salt
  • 1/4 tbsp  black pepper
  • 8 ounces Elbow Macaroni
  • 1 cup  shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • 2 cups Milk
  • 1/2 cup  unsalted butter
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  •  2 cups  shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 cup  all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup  breadcrumbs
  • 1 tbsp  Dijon Mustard

Notes

Steps by-Step Guide to Make Popeyes Mac and Cheese

Mac and Cheese is made by following a few very simple steps. You need to perform every step to get better results at the end of the recipe.

Boiling the Macaroni

Boiling the Macaroni is your first step in this recipe. You can add water to a saucepan and add macaroni to it. Add some salt and a little oil. Let it boil until softened. You can follow the package directions for this purpose.

Making the Cheese Sauce for Pasta

To prepare the cheese sauce, put the cooking pan on the stovetop and add butter to it. Let the butter melt.  Put half a cup of all-purpose flour into it. Use a spatula to whisk to make a paste of the mixture.  Add some milk and wait for the mixture to get thick.

Addition of Remaining Ingredients in Sauce

Add all types of cheese including cheddar, Mozzarella and Jack cheese into the sauce mixture. Sprinkle the spices including the salt and pepper.  Add Dijon mustard, in the end, to give another good flavor and color to the sauce.

Combining the Two Mixtures

In a baking pan, spread the macaroni and then pour the cheese sauce over this macaroni. Make layers if the material is in excess. Make the final cheese sauce coating at the top. Bring the bread crumbs and put a layer of it on top of your pasta mix.

Baking in the Oven

Put the baking pan in the oven and bake the pasta for some time. The temperature of 350 degrees is enough to bake your pasta. Check if the pasta gets a beautiful golden brown color.

Serving the Mac and Cheese

Let the pasta air cool for some time and then serve it with its most delicious flavors

 

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