How To Store And Reheat Mac And Cheese

skillet of mac and cheese

Mac and cheese is one of my favorite comfort foods and I make it for my family often. You can find some of my favorite recipes by searching this site. And storing and reheating mac and cheese while retaining it’s flavor is easy with the right methods.

How To Store Mac and Cheese in the Refrigerator

Allow your mac and cheese to cool completely then put it in an airtight container. You can wrap it in plastic wrap but be certain it is completely covered or condensation will drip into your container. That can lead to a soggy mac and cheese when you reheat it.

How Long Will Mac and Cheese Last in the Fridge?

A container of mac and cheese can last up to 5 days in the fridge, but it will begin to lose flavor after that.

How To Store Macaroni and Cheese in the Freezer

Place your macaroni and cheese in an airtight container and place it in your freezer. Allow the mac and cheese to freeze completely before reheating. If you are storing a large amount of mac and cheese separate into individual serving sized containers before freezing.

How To Thaw Frozen Mac and Cheese

Remove your frozen macaroni and cheese from the freezer and place it in the refrigerator overnight. It will be thawed by morning.

How Long Will It Last in the Freezer

Macaroni and cheese will stay good in the freezer for up to two months.

How To Reheat Mac and Cheese in the Oven

The best way to reheat mac and cheese while maintaining flavor is in the oven. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Add some milk and butter to your mac and cheese before popping it in the oven to maintain moisture while heating.

Put it in the oven and heat for 10-20 minutes and remove when desired temperature is reached.

How To Reheat Mac and Cheese in the Microwave

The microwave is quick but it does tend to dry your macaroni and cheese out. To help this, add a table spoon of butter and mac and cheese to a microwave safe dish.

Heat for one minute intervals, checking in between, until desired temperature is reached.


There are a few different methods you can use to store and reheat macaroni and cheese. Whether you use the fridge or freezer, the oven or microwave, it is easy to maintain the macaroni and cheese’s flavor and texture.