Here are lots of mac and cheese topping ideas for setting up a mac and cheese bar! Most toppings can be prepped in advance and mac and cheese bars are a perfect meal for big get togethers because they're fun, interactive, and customizable. Plus, who doesn't love mac and cheese?
Make the mac and cheese according to recipe directions. Keep it warm in a chafing dish or slow cooker. You can also keep the lid on the dish the mac and cheese was baked in and it will stay warm for at least half an hour. Prepare toppings and place in bowls. A good starting point is to choose 1-2 toppings from each category (meat/protein, produce, condiments, canned, cheese, crunchy, herbs/spices), but feel free to tweak to your tastes.Arrange the mac and cheese and toppings on a bar or table. Let everyone dish out their own mac and cheese and choose their toppings. Discuss at length which combination is best. Enjoy!
Any mac and cheese will work here! If you prefer to use stovetop or frozen, feel free. Plan for about 2 cups of mac and cheese per person. If you're using the recipe listed in the post, you'll want 1 recipe for 4-6 people.