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Thermos Macaroni and Cheese - Lunch Version

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Thermos Macaroni and Cheese - Lunch Version

Heather
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6 Servings
6 Ingredients
13 Comments
This quick-fix macaroni and cheese makes getting school lunches together a little bit easier! Perfect for thermoses!
6 Servings
6 Ingredients
13 Comments

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Freeze For Later Cooking Day Directions

Stovetop

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Make From Frozen Serving Day Directions

Easy Assembly/Ready to Eat

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  1. That is a brilliant idea for the kids lunches! Thank You for that! After a while the sandwiches and yogurts do get boring, haha. I’ll remember this when school gets back in, Thanks!!

  2. This is beyond helpful! This and Peanut butter and Honey/Jelly is the only thing my lil Grandson will eat for lunch! School starts in two weeks and I was already wondering how to get mac and cheese in his lunch… Thanks again! Now not only will he eat but we can be prepared!

  3. Can I freeze the Thermos mac N cheese in 2 large containers, instead of individual ones? How would that differ in thaw/cook times or methods?

    1. Yes, Becky, I think that would be fine – just thaw overnight in the refrigerator like normal, then increase heat time in microwave, or on stovetop.

  4. Hi, my son is starting the first grade and I have never sent him with a “hot” meal… would a thermos keep it warm enough from 8am- noon? I love the idea!

    1. I know this is an old comment, but I will reply for others. If you pre-heat the thermos while you are heating the food it will stay hot longer. To pre-heat the thermos, fill it with hot tap water. Dump it out before you add the food.

  5. Before I pack the hot food in the thermos, I boil water and put it in the thermos to preheat it. Then I just pour the water out and add the really hot food. My kids tell me it’s the perfect temperature at lunch time.

  6. Freeze in muffin tins then put into freezer bag. You have do a double or triple batch and have enough for 2 months. Also if you can use the mini muffin tins if you want the mac n cheese to be a side serving size.

  7. Great idea for school lunches. I think my 10 year old daughter can actually make this herself and she’ll be thrilled to have this for lunch. We will be adding broccoli to it – you can chop it up fairly small and throw it in with the cooking pasta about 4 minutes before you drain it. My kids tolerate this healthy addition to their favourite dish quite well.

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