This is a great combination of mac 'n cheese and pizza that my kids love eating. It's a snap to make and the adults love it too!

Chad

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
40 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook elbow macaroni in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, about 8 minutes. Drain and return pasta to pot. Add butter, milk, and cheese mix to macaroni; stir until evenly mixed.

  • Stir eggs into macaroni and cheese until incorporated. Add 1 cup mozzarella cheese; stir until just combined.

  • Spread macaroni and cheese mixture into the prepared baking dish; top with pasta sauce. Sprinkle the remaining 2 cups mozzarella cheese over sauce. Cover the cheese layer with pepperoni and season with oregano.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is melted, about 30 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Sometimes I omit the pepperoni or use browned hamburger or browned Italian Sausage as the meat topping. These are good alternatives if someone in your household doesn't like pepperoni.

Nutrition Facts

520 calories; protein 24.8g 50% DV; carbohydrates 41.9g 14% DV; fat 27.9g 43% DV; cholesterol 127.3mg 42% DV; sodium 1310.5mg 52% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/24/2015
I gave this one a try on a whim and really enjoyed it and would make it again with some variations (vegetables please) but the only read this didn't get a full 5 stars is that I would have liked a disconnect between the flavors of the Mac and cheese and the pizza. The pizza kind of overtook the show and made in my opinion the Mac and cheese pointless and probably could have just used plain elbow macaroni for less calories. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
03/21/2016
The cheeses didn't seem to be right for each other. Read More
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20 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
11/24/2015
I gave this one a try on a whim and really enjoyed it and would make it again with some variations (vegetables please) but the only read this didn't get a full 5 stars is that I would have liked a disconnect between the flavors of the Mac and cheese and the pizza. The pizza kind of overtook the show and made in my opinion the Mac and cheese pointless and probably could have just used plain elbow macaroni for less calories. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2017
I made changes but only because I didn't have all the ingredients. First I used whole wheat elbow macaroni because I like it better. But I did remove a packet of cheese powder from kraft mac to use. I also made these changes: 1) I halved the recipe 2) I used olive oil instead of butter (didn't have it) 3) I used sour cream instead of milk (didn't have it) 4) I used part salsa and part Rotel tomatoes and chiles instead of pasta sauce (didn't have any) 5) I used Mexican blend and Swiss cheese because once again that's all I had. You could almost say I changed the whole thing but I wanted to post because this is a wonderful base recipe and it turned out great! thanks Chad! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/17/2015
We really liked this! It's a good base recipe that is easy to adjust to your personal tastes and preferences. The only changes I made are to use 1 instead of 2 eggs (my hubby dislikes eggs and I didn't want him to see / taste them in the filling) stirred in 1/4 cup grated parm with the mac n cheese mixture and sprinkled on Italian seasoning and garlic powder instead of just oregano to the top. I think adding in some seasoned ground beef cooked with diced onions / peppers would be a great twist and will try it again with that variation. Thanks for sharing!:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/04/2015
This was a simple quick recipe that my family just loved. I wanted Mac and cheese my daughter wanted pizza. We compromised and we were both happy. We will definitely make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/30/2017
This was absolutely delicious and easy! In addition it looks quite impressive in the baking dish! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
03/21/2016
The cheeses didn't seem to be right for each other. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/16/2016
This was really good though I personally could have had more pizza sauce. It looks pretty and is really tasty and passed my picky eater inspector. It is very cheesy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2018
I made this for my family and they loved it. I did make a few modifications: 1) I used about 1/4 cup of extra milk than the recipe calls for. 2) I used the mini pepperoni and mixed most of them in the Mac then put the rest on top the way the recipe says. 3) Before putting the sauce, cheese, and oregano on top, I threw the whole thing in my electric smoker for about 90 minutes at 220° using apple wood chips. This is the reason for the extra milk, to keep it from drying out. 4) In addition to oregano, I also added some dry basil. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/27/2016
This was good - quick and east to prepare! My son and I both were a little "confused" at first (those Kraft mac and cheese days from long ago made us sure we were eating that! But then the other yummy flavors kicked in...) All in all a solid recipe for a quick week night dinner. Read More
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