Make Mac-N-Cheese Last: Canning It For a Shelf

Canning mac-n-cheese is a great way to have a quick and easy meal on hand. It’s shelf stable, so you don’t have to worry about it going bad. Plus, it’s a great way to use up extra ingredients that you have in your pantry. Canning mac-n-cheese is a simple process that requires a few basic ingredients and some canning supplies.

To get started, you will need to gather the ingredients for your mac-n-cheese. This includes macaroni noodles, cheese, butter, milk, and salt. You can also add other ingredients such as garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika to give it more flavor. Once you have all the ingredients, you will need to cook the macaroni according to the package instructions. Once the macaroni is cooked, you will need to mix in the cheese, butter, milk, and salt.

The next step is to prepare your canning supplies. You will need canning jars, lids, and rings. Make sure to sterilize the jars and lids before using them. Once the jars are ready, you can start filling them with the mac-n-cheese. Fill the jars with the macaroni mixture, leaving about an inch of headspace at the top. Wipe the rims of the jars with a damp cloth to remove any food residue. Then place the lids on the jars and secure them with the rings.

Finally, you will need to process the jars in a boiling water bath for 25 minutes. This will ensure that your mac-n-cheese is shelf stable and safe to eat. Once the processing time is up, remove the jars from the boiling water bath and let them cool completely before storing them in a cool, dry place.

Canning mac-n-cheese is a great way to have a quick and easy meal on hand that is shelf stable. With just a few basic ingredients and some canning supplies, you can have a delicious meal ready to go whenever you need it.

Written by Keith Jacobs

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