Mac & Cheese Burger

The mac and cheese burger - topped with bacon and jalapeño mac & cheese!

The Mac and Cheese Burger proves that mac & cheese isn’t just for kids!

It may seem weird to top a burger with pasta shells, but let me tell you why making this burger was a delicious choice…

First off, you might think the noodles on the burger would be extra heavy, but they’re actually a good contrast with the burger. And the extra cheesiness helps out.

The mac and cheese burger - topped with bacon and jalapeño mac & cheese!

Have you ever had ‘gourmet mac and cheese’ that’s at a handful of restaurants? That’s the effect we’re going for with this mac and cheese burger. To start off we’re upgrading from the standard powdered mac to the creamier Velveeta Shells & Cheese.

Next we’re spicing it up with some diced jalapenos that give it a nice kick. Finally, we’re adding some bacon because why not make this even more delicious?

You could also take a look around for gourmet mac & cheese recipes and get some additional ideas like adding ham, peas, broccoli, mushrooms. Or make your own noodles and mix up the cheese options.

The mac and cheese burger - topped with bacon and jalapeño mac & cheese!

Mac and Cheese Burger

Step by step guide to making a Mac and Cheese Burger. This recipe proves that mac & cheese isn't just for kids, check it out!

Servings: 4
  • 2 Lbs Ground Chuck Beef 80% lean / 20% fat
  • 4 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Tsp Pepper
  • 1 Box Velveeta Shells & Cheese or make your own
  • 1 Jalapeno diced
  • 8 Pieces Bacon
  • 4 Hamburger Buns
  1. Dice jalapeno and set aside.

  2. Begin cooking bacon. You can put it in a pan, in the oven for about 15min at 400 degrees.

  3. Get your grill/pan/etc hot & begin boiling water.

  4. Mix salt, and pepper with the meat. Flatten into patties that are about 1/2 inch larger than the buns.

  5. Put a thumbprint in the middle of the patty so it doesn’t puff up when cooking.

  6. Put noodles in boiling water.

  7. Grill your burgers about 4min on the first side.

  8. Flip burgers & cook until you reach the correct temp (140F for medium), usually about 2 to 4 minutes.

  9. Once mac is ready, mix with cheese and diced jalapenos.

  10. Stack up burger, bacon, mac & cheese and enjoy!

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