This Halloween-Inspired Toxic Mac N Cheese is a kid-friendly side dish perfect for your Halloween dinner or party. This homemade mac n cheese, with its toxic green color, is as fun to make as it is to eat!
We, over at The Seaside Baker, take Halloween very seriously. We start our decorations early in September and by the time Halloween rolls around, we have already purchased enough decorations to decorate our entire house. The kids even love decorating their rooms.
A Halloween-inspired, kid-friendly side dish!
Since I’m a food blogger and cook a lot, my kids get the opportunity to bring leftovers for lunch on a daily basis. During October, all the kids surround them when they open up their lunch boxes to see what exciting Halloween-inspired treat they get for the day.
When I sent them with this Halloween-inspired Toxic Mac N Cheese, they said that all the kids went nuts. Green, cheesy pasta is something quite cool apparently! We will definitely be making this for all of our upcoming ghoulish dinners. This homemade mac n cheese is so easy to make and has quite the creepy appeal. To make the pasta extra green and toxic looking, I dyed both the pasta water and the cheese sauce. The dish definitely came out toxic looking. Happy haunting, my friends!
- 1 lb uncooked shell pasta
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 5 drops neon green food dye
- 1/4 cup butter
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed
- 2 1/2 tbsp all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 3 cup milk
- 2 1/2 cup cheddar cheese
- Bring water and salt to a boil.
- Before adding pasta, add 5-7 drops of neon green food dye.
- Add pasta, cook and drain according to package directions.
- In a medium-sized sauce pot, melt butter and sauté garlic for about 3-4 minutes.
- Add flour and mix until it forms large clumps.
- Pour in milk and whisk until mixture begins to thicken, about 2 minutes. Stir in salt, pepper, and paprika.
- Turn off heat and stir in green food dye and cheese, stir until smooth.
- Pour mixture into pasta pot and mix to combine.
- Serve hot.
Home Chef Tip: Reserve one cup salted pasta water. Use water as needed to thin sauce if it becomes too thick after mixing with the pasta.
We hope you love this Toxic Mac N Cheese recipe from SoFabFood Home Chef, Jacqueline from The Seaside Baker, as much as we do. If you enjoyed this Halloween-themed, kid-friendly side dish recipe, be sure to stop by our Halloween Section to find more recipes to make the most of your Halloween dinner party. For daily recipe inspiration, subscribe to our newsletter, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Pinterest. Enjoy!