Last night we were having left over BBQ Chicken for dinner and I thought some Mac and Cheese sounded good. I grabbed my deluxe box of Mac & Cheese and realized it wasn’t the home-style type I normally buy that comes with a crumb topping.
So … what could I do to Jazz this up?
How about some grilled onions? I diced about 1/3 – 1/2 a cup of onions, added about 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil, some salt and pepper and sauteed to a nice light golden brown.
And how about a crunchy topping … what do I have in the house? Oh yeah … Crispy Onions and Cheetos!
I added both to a large baggie and with my rolling pin, I crunched them up! Yes, crunched!
I cooked my noodles per the box instructions, added the cheese that came in the package and the grilled onions.
Add to a casserole dish –
I then added my “crunched” up topping –
I baked this for about 20-25 minutes at 425 degrees until the top was a nice golden brown.
And with my chicken and pan cooked brocolli it made for a yummy dinner!
Really Good! My only comment would be it needed to be cheesier. By baking it, the Mac and Cheese became a bit dry. Nothing a touch of milk and some cheddar cheese couldn’t fix 😉
Note – You could use cheese crackers if you don’t have cheetos on hand.