This is pretty exciting!!! A new blog and a new theme!!! This project has been a long time in the making, and I am thrilled that it finally is complete! Well, “complete” is a relative term when it comes to blogs. Sure, the design is done, the comments work and it is connected six ways to Sunday across the internet, but I am still busy filling it with content. Lovely, lovely recipe tests, product highlights, and recipes from microwave cookery to low-fat everything. And that is the real reason why I started this blog.
Because I love the 1980’s. I loved the food of the 1980’s, and I had a whole, huge pile of 80’s recipes that were just BEGGING to be tested out on Tom.
Like this bad boy.
Internet, meet Kraft Macaroni and Cheese Pizza!
- 1 Box Kraft Macaroni and Cheese Dinner
- 2 eggs
- 1-8 oz can tomato sauce
- 1-4 oz can mushrooms, drained
- 1/4 cup chopped onion
- 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
- 1 tsp oregano leaves
- 1 tsp basil leaves
- 1 cup pepperoni slices
- 1 cup (4 ozs) shredded mozzarella cheese
- Prepare dinner as directed on package. Add eggs, mix well. Spread into well-greased 12-inch pizza pan or 13×9 inch baking pan. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes.
- Combine tomato sauce, mushrooms, onion, green pepper and seasonings; spoon over Dinner mixture. Top with meat and cheese. Continue baking 10 minutes.
- Variation: Sub 1 lb Italian sausage, cooked and crumbled, for pepperoni.
This was really exciting for me. Not only because of the reasons I listed above, but also because I was SURE this thing was going to be a huge failure.
I mean, did you see the picture? This recipe claims you can make a CRUST out of mac and cheese, and then actually cut it and lift it up in your hands and eat it. And it is supposed to hold its shape.
I didn’t believe this for a second.
Not even at this point, when I poked the crust and realized it had turned into some rubbery, rubbery disc.
It passed the first test. We were able to cut it into slices and actually scrape it off the pan.
“How is it?”
“Well, it’s interesting. I can actually pick it up and eat it.”
“You’re kidding me.”
“Nope, check it out. I’m even folding it.”
The Verdict: Tastes Surprisingly Like Pizza
From The Tasting Notes –
Not very “hand” friendly, but we were still able to pick it up and eat it like a piece of real pizza. Tastes like homemade pizza with a really odd-textured “crust”. It didn’t really taste like Kraft Mac and Cheese at all anymore. Overall, not too bad, but kind of a pain to make and really greasy. It would have just been easier to actually make a pizza crust, or just stir pizza toppings into mac and cheese. That aside, it actually WORKED! I was shocked.
This is the oddest mac and cheese pizza I’ve seen! It’s far better if you make a regular crust and to that with the mac and cheese. I’ve only used homemade, but Kraft could work in a pinch, I guess.
Wait – Mac & Cheese pizza is a thing?
Mac and cheese pizza is indeed a thing, and a glorious thing at that. The good ones are made with a bechamel (sp) or Alfredo sauce (not quite as good but close) then noodles and then cheese. I have seen some that just have squishy mac abd cheese spread on the pizza, That version is far far les tasty. If you find yourself in Wisconsin or Chicago Ian’s pizza makes the most delicious of the man and cheese pizzas.
This looks awful! Poor Tom..he's a brave man to be a guinea pig for ANOTHER era!
wow. that actually looks really good!
I know, right? What a trooper. 🙂
I actually made this when I was a young housewife in the early 90’s. Don’t judge! Money was tight in those days. I don’t remember how it tasted, but I do remember my horrified husband asking me to never make it again. He didn’t have the pioneering spirit that Tom does.
I’m a little horrified to admit I grew up eating this AND my mom still makes it. She suggested it just last week in a meal plan for our family vacation. I know.
Our variation is to put the “crust” into a 9×9″ pan and eat it with a fork. I’ve never seen it designed to be held like actual pizza.