Mason Jar Mac

Amy Croyle


I came up with this because of three loves of mine, the first, mac-n-cheese, the second food in its own little dish and the third I love food that I can keep in the freezer that is already to go. I went to the store and found that I could not afford the little glass ramekins but for a third of the price I could get a box of 12 small mason jars with lids and I liked the look way better! This is an easy recipe, perfect for a night that you just don't have a lot of time. I made mine gluten free but you can most certainly use any kind of noodles you want and bread crumbs you want.

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10 Min
30 Min


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1 lb
dry pasta
1 qt
chicken broth
1-2 c
1 1/2 Tbsp
dehydrated onion and chive seasoning blend
16 oz
velveeta, cut in cubes
4 oz
cream cheese
8 oz
sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
4 oz
fontina cheese, cubed or shredded
1 Tbsp
cajun seasoning
1 1/2 c
bread crumbs
1/4 c
butter, melted

How to Make Mason Jar Mac


  • 1Put uncooked pasta in pot, poor broth over pasta, add just enough of the water so that the liquid just covers the past.
  • 2Bring pasta and broth to a boil over medium high heat and cook till just al dente, I cook the pasta about one to two minutes less than the instructions on the package. turn down heat a little. DO NOT drain liquid from past, there should be just a little bit left and this will be part of the sauce.
  • 3Add onion and chive sesoning and let sit for a minute to rehydrate, then add cheeses stirring gently till it is all smooth and melted.
  • 4add cajun seasoning and gently stir, you may want to do this a little at a time to see how much you like in it. When cooking for only adults I usually add more.
  • 5You can dish it up right out of the pot the way it is or you can put in little mason jars, ramekins or one big oven safe dish.
  • 6melt butter and mix into bread crumbs, use to top mac-n-cheese.
  • 7Put dish/dishes in the oven for 15-20 minutes, untill top is browned and cheese is bubbly. When using a bunch of small dishes I like to put them in the oven on a jellyroll pan.
  • 8remove from oven and enjoy!
  • 9when using mason jars, when there is leftover and they have cooled down I just screw on the tops and stick in the freezer for a quick snack/meal side.

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About Mason Jar Mac

Course/Dish: Pasta, Pasta Sides
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids

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