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How to Freeze Homemade Macaroni & Cheese

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How to Freeze Homemade Macaroni & Cheese
Fresh homemade macaroni and cheese. Photo Credit: travellinglight/iStock/Getty Images

First popularized in the United States by President Thomas Jefferson, who would serve this luscious dish to dignified guests at the White House, macaroni and cheese has become an American staple. The basic ingredients found within the dish, pasta, cheese and milk, lend themselves to freezing well. Aim to eat your frozen homemade macaroni and cheese within six months for optimal taste.

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Step 1

Allow your homemade macaroni and cheese to cool on the countertop. If you place your pasta dish into the freezer while it is still warm, the steam may form unwanted ice crystals on the macaroni and cheese recipe.

Step 2

Transfer your macaroni and cheese to freezer bags or an airtight container using your spoon or spatula.

Step 3

Seal the bag or airtight container. If using a freezer bag, remove the excess air by squeezing the bag gently as you close the seal.

Step 4

Place the macaroni and cheese in the freezer. If using a freezer bag, laying it flat will give you more surrounding space by making it less bulky.

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