Mac and Cheese Pizza with Sriracha How-To
Everyone from college kids to kindergartners will love this spin on two comfort classics.
Macaroni and cheese and pizza are two of life’s most fantastic comfort foods. Why not combine them and add a little Sriracha hot sauce to keep things interesting? I used the classic pizza crust for this recipe. Macaroni and cheese can get heavy so you want a good foundation to be able to hold all of that melted cheese. I like to use extra sharp cheddar for my macaroni; the flavor is so much better than regular melting cheese.
This is a great pizza that will surprise everyone when you take it out of the oven, kids and adults alike. The final twist is a drizzle of my favorite hot sauce, Sriracha. Squeeze some on top and be sure to keep the bottle at the table for the real spice lovers. The crispy crust with the soft, gooey melted cheese on top is sure to make this pizza a dinner winner.
Roll out the pizza dough into a 10-inch round circle. Place on a baking tray or pizza stone and bake in the oven for 10 minutes. Let it cool. Boil the pasta as instructed by the manufacturer. Drain and set aside.
Make the cheese sauce by melting the butter and adding the flour. Whisk well until smooth. Gradually add the milk, whisking continuously. Cook for 3-4 minutes more, then add the cheese. Whisk the sauce until smooth and the cheese has melted.
Add the cooked pasta to the cheese sauce and mix together making sure all of the pasta gets coated in sauce.
Spoon the mac and cheese onto the pre-baked pizza crust and spread until about 1-inch from the edge. Sprinkle the remaining cheese over the top and place back into the oven. Bake for 10 minutes, or until the cheese has melted and the pizza is golden and crispy around the edges.
Drizzle the Sriracha over the finished pizza and slice into 8 pieces. Serve at once.
About Gerry Speirs of Foodness Gracious
As a stay-at-home dad, Gerry is an expert at making meals for his ever-busy family. He plans dinners and desserts that are delicious and stress-free. A three-bites-of-every-meal rule helps his sometimes choosy-kiddos try new flavors (as long as they’re not too spicy). Gerry is an organized cook who loves the satisfaction of preparing meals for his young family and is always interested in learning about new foods and trends.