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Mac & Cheese - Can you freeze it?

loml Sep 2, 2007 07:08 PM

Can mac & cheese be frozen after it is baked? I am looking to make a big dish of it and freeze it in smaller portions and reheat in the microwave.

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    mordacity Sep 2, 2007 07:10 PM

    Yes! Mac'n'cheese freezes very well. I've never kept it for more than a few weeks, but it works great and reheats quickly.

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      SamuelAt Sep 2, 2007 08:07 PM

      It freezes perfectly. I recommend you separate each serving if you are dining for one (so that you don't have to break apart a larger frozen mass) or if you freeze the whole dish that you reheat in the oven with foil. Pasta freezes well but reheats unevenly in the microwave - if you use the oven for 30-40 mins you will be all set.

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        Jane Hyde Sep 2, 2007 08:14 PM

        I suggest wrapping prepared but unbaked mac & cheese in plastic wrap, then placing it in ziplock bags, before freezing. I've tried foil, wrap, etc., and find this combo fights freezer burn the best. Also, I put a crumb topping on my mac & cheese, but I don't add this until the final (baking) stage; it gets mushy if frozen.

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