Creamy Baked Mac and Cheese

Can I freeze macaroni and cheese?
I get asked that a lot and my answer is always no.

As the pasta and cheese sauce sit, it will thicken and when you thaw it and bake it, the creamy consistency is just gone. It’s thick and gloppy.

Plus if you freeze it and it’s still a bit warm, water crystals will form and then thaw into your dish and could make it separate when you bake it.

Besides, it’s so fast to make, there’s not really a reason to freeze your macaroni and cheese.

The sauce for this easy homemade mac and cheese is a classic roux based cheese sauce. Roux sounds very fancy but truthfully it’s just butter and flour cooked and then milk added so don’t let it scare you away!