Pepperoni Pizza Mac and Cheese

My family LOVES Mac and Cheese!

I had A LOT of cheeses and some pepperoni that needed to be used in my fridge and this is what I cam up with!  It was so good and my hubby really enjoyed this fun change from the traditional mac and cheese I usually serve.

Definitely give this a try! It makes for a yummy side dish!

Pepperoni Pizza Mac and Cheese

By Chef in Training Published: August 11, 2012

    A yummy twist on a classic recipe!



    1. Cook elbow noodles as directed on package.
    2. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, melt butter. Stir in flour until smooth. Gradually add milk and stir until all lumps have dissolved. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Reduce heat; stir in cheeses, salt, and pepper until cheeses have melted and sauce is smooth.
    3. Drain macaroni and add to sauce and mix well. Stir in chopped pepperoni. Transfer to a greased 3-quart baking dish.
    4. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until bubbly. Remove from oven and sprinkle breadcrumbs over top. Return to oven for another 10 minutes.


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    1. Lorna

      Yumm! Sounds like a great combo! My kids would love this!

    2. Loly

      WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW.. my type of food ,, LOVE IT


    3. Lindsay

      Man....I wish we ate cheese.....I would so be making this RIGHT. NOW.

    4. Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel

      Even though we don't have young kiddos in our house, my family and I eat like children every day and I know they'll love this!

    5. Chelsey

      I attempted this recipe last week for dinner. For anyone that is making this, be aware that you will need much more milk than 1/2 cup; without it, your sauce will not be smooth, it will be the consistency of play-doh. Likewise, I had to add in about 1/2 tsp. of garlic powder because it was bland tasting otherwise. With those substitutions, it was a great side dish to our grilled burgers and side of green beans.

      1. Chelsey

        Oops! I mean more than the 1 cup of milk - it was probably close to 2 or 2 1/2 cups.

      2. Chef in Training

        Chelsey thanks for your input on the milk. I couldn't remember how much milk it took thats why I said to add more than needed, I updated the recipe with you feedback! I actuality think the addition of garlic powder would be super yummy! Good call!