mac & cheese
- cheryl Feb 16, 2005 02:14 PM
I have a homemade mac & cheese in my freezer--is it best to cook from frozen (if so for how long & at what temp.) or defrost first? thank you
Either way. If you are going to put it in the oven frozen cover it well so that it does not dry out. It may take an hour at 350 to get hot and bubbling. If you have a microwave you might want to reheat it in that and half way through add a bit more cream to help the texture.
I have done both. If frozen, do it at a lower temp for a longer time (ie: 300 degrees for 1 to 1 1/2 hrs). At room temp, can be 350 or 375 degrees for 30 mins or so. (Depending on how deep the M&C is).
Note: You can always broil for a couple minutes at the end if it appears to be cooked through, but not yet golden brown.