July 14 means it’s National Mac and Cheese day – yes there’s a day for that too. So what does one do to celebrate this special day? Eat mac and cheese of course.
In Australia, it’s winter, which means it’s also the perfect time to be digging into a warm bowl of cheesy carb goodness. Sure you could go ahead and make a traditional mac and cheese recipe, or you could use everyone’s new favourite appliance – the air fryer.
Level up your dish in the air fryer
This air fryer spin on mac and cheese comes from our favourite maestro – Air Fryer Guy.
If you’re looking for some wild hacks on air fryer recipes, Air Fryer Guy is your man. From recreating sizzler cheese toast to epic hash browns, Air Fryer Guy has ingenious recipes for every situation – including mac and cheese day.
Air Fryer Guy has done a couple of mac and cheese inspired meals, but for today we’ll look at his Mac n Cheese bread bowls. Check out the video (with catchy jingle) below.
How to make mac and cheese bread bowls
To start with, you’re going to need to pre-make your own mac and cheese for this to work. If you need some ideas, here’s a recipe for buffalo mac and cheese.
You’ll also need a loaf of bread that hasn’t been pre-sliced. Then follow these directions:
- Thickly slice your bread and hollow out the middle so you have a bowl.
- Butter the insides of the bowl edges and toast them in the air fryer
- Spoon your mac and cheese mixture into your bread bowls.
- Add some extra grated cheese on top
- Cook those bad boys in the air fryer for a bit longer and you’ll have a crispy toasted bread bowl of mac and cheese.
If you’re looking for some other tips from the master of all things air fryer, check out our chat with Air Fryer Guy.
And if this recipe isn’t your jam, there’s always mac and cheese ice cream.