Spicy Grilled Mac And Cheese Sandwich

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So you have just a little mac and cheese leftover from yesterday’s meal? Don’t throw it away! It makes one killer spicy sandwich. Seriously, this spicy grilled Mac and cheese sandwich recipe will make you seriously look at this classic side in a whole different light. And, of course, it tastes even better with a fresh batch of macaroni and cheese, so there’s every reason to cook some up for a fun lunch creation.

Spicy Grilled Mac And Cheese Sandwich

The heat is provided by crushed red pepper. The current amount provides a light sizzle, so increase or decrease the amount to your preferred heat level. You can also cut it out completely and just enjoy this delicious sandwich heat-free.

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Spicy Grilled Mac And Cheese Sandwich

A tasty way to use up those Mac and cheese leftovers!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 sandwich
Calories 1228 kcal



  • If the macaroni and cheese is cold (leftovers), heat the mac and cheese by placing it in a non stick pan over medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Butter one side of each piece of your bread, then in a separate pan place the bread butter face-down over medium heat. Place a slice of cheddar on each piece and allow the cheese to melt while grilling the bread to a golden brown.
  • Shape the mac and cheese into a square that will fit onto your bread of choice, then top the mac and cheese with the remaining slice of cheddar and allow the cheddar to melt. Sprinkle the melted cheese with the crushed red pepper.
  • Transfer the mac and cheese square to one of the pieces of bread, then top with the other (grilled side up). If needed, continue to grill until the sandwich is golden brown on both sides.
  • Remove from heat, slice in half, and serve.


Calories: 1228kcalCarbohydrates: 148gProtein: 48gFat: 50gSaturated Fat: 18gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 81mgSodium: 2513mgPotassium: 547mgFiber: 3gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 1157IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 680mgIron: 9mg
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UPDATE NOTICE: This post was updated on April 30, 2022 to include new content.
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