Who wouldn’t love this thermos mac and cheese for a cozy lunch? The best part- you can assemble it in a matter of minutes!
In this post, I’ll show you how to reheat homemade cooked mac and cheese so it returns to that creamy consistency, then pack it, so everything stays hot until lunchtime. Ready to get started?
Mac & Cheese for Lunch
This lunch idea is a wholesome and better-tasting upgrade to those store-bought blue cups of mac and cheese. It certainly feels like a treat for kids and one you can make with your favorite homemade recipe or the box (I love that one too).
Since I don’t expect you to cook mac and cheese early in the morning, the purpose of this post is to show you how to reheat leftovers without the pasta drying out or everything sticking together.
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How to Pack Thermos Mac & Cheese for Lunch
Below, you’ll see how easy it is to turn mac and cheese into a school lunch, thanks to a double-insulated thermos.
- Preheat the thermos
Fill the thermos container with boiling water and close. Wait 5 minutes before emptying the container.
- Warm the mac and cheese
Meanwhile, add a portion of mac and cheese and 2 tablespoons of milk or water to a microwave-safe dish. Microwave until the pasta and sauce is bubbling hot.
- Prepare for transport
Fill the thermos with the mac and cheese, and seal. Add it to a lunch bag along with your choice of snacks and an ice pack.
What to Pack with Thermos Mac & Cheese
Select a couple of the snack options to make this thermos lunch complete. Also, be sure to watch the video on how to pack hot and cold ingredients in one lunch bag.
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