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Can Mac and Cheese be Frozen?


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Can mac and cheese be frozen? The short answer is yes, you can! In fact, freezing Mac and Cheese is as easy as ABC and it is a great way to keep leftovers for a quick and convenient meal on another day. Here are some tips and tricks on how to freeze and reheat your mac and cheese.


How to Freeze Mac and Cheese:

Step 1: Allow to cool.

Ensure the mac and cheese has completely cooled to room temperature.


Step 2: Divide into Batches

Divide the cooled mac and cheese into the desired batch sizes (Single, double or family-sized portions). Place them in an airtight container (microwavable container if you intend to use the microwave for reheating) or a Ziplock bag.


Step 3: Clearly label

Clearly label what is in the container (this will save you the hassle of remembering every frozen leftover) and include the date of storage on a visible side of the container. You may also want to add a "reheat-by" date as a reminder not to keep the food in the freezer for too long. We recommend using a dry erase marker to do the labelling so that you can wipe off the label with you are done.


How long can frozen mac and cheese last?

Mac and cheeses can typically be kept in the freezer for up to 3 months. However, once thawed, we recommend reheating and consuming them immediately.


How to reheat Mac and cheese:


There are several ways you can reheat your mac and cheese. Here are some recommended methods:

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Microwave

From frozen – (for an approximately 500g portion) place the mac and cheese in a microwave-safe container/bowl, heat for 3-4 minutes.

From thawed: Follow the same steps, but reheat in the microwave for 1-2 minutes instead.


Oven bake

From frozen – (for approximately a 500g portion) place the mac and cheese in an oven-safe casserole, heat at 150oC for about 30 minutes.

From thawed: Follow the same steps, but reheat in the oven for about 15 minutes instead.


Stovetop

From frozen – heat over medium-low in a covered small pan for about 15 minutes, stir occasionally (Note: over stirring may cause the pasta to become mushy)

From thawed: Alternatively, you can let the mac and cheese thaw in the refrigerator overnight and then reheat it in a covered pan for about 5 minutes.


By following these guidelines, you can enjoy your frozen mac and cheese with all its deliciousness intact. It's a convenient way to have a comforting meal ready whenever you need it.


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