Despite the fact that I’ve tried to raise them on organic, fresh, whole foods, when winter hits, every one of my kids begs for a comforting bowl of mac-and-cheese-in-a-box at least twice a day. So, today, with a lazy vacation day off of school and a grey sky, we all decided today was definitely the day to dig into some serious comfort food. Rather than making traditional macaroni and cheese, we grabbed a box, pulled out the cheese packet, then seasoned these delectable french fry wedges into oven-baked fries so good, your eyes will roll in the back of your head. Cuh-razy fun to make. Totally tasty. This is Comfort Food 2.0!
Step 1 1 of 7Microwave two Russet potatoes, then slice into wedges.
Step 2 2 of 7Drizzle the wedges with butter.
Step 3 3 of 7Take a box of mac and cheese. Grab the cheese, save the pasta for another day!
Step 4 4 of 7Sprinkle the cheese over your potato wedges.
Step 5 5 of 7Gently stir your potatoes to coat completely with the cheese.
Step 6 6 of 7Lay potatoes in a single layer on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake in an oven preheated to 425 degrees for 18-22 minutes.
Enjoy and Eat!! 7 of 7
Mac and Cheese French Fries
- 2 large or 3-4 small russet potatoes
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 packet mac and cheese powder (from a box of macaroni and cheese)
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Pierce your potatoes with a fork, then microwave them for about 8 minutes. You want them to be soft enough to slice, but not be overly cooked and mushy. Slice into wedges and place in a large bowl. Drizzle butter over the potatoes, salt and pepper generously, then sprinkle the entire packet of cheese powder all over the potatoes. Transfer the potato wedges to a baking sheet that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Bake in preheated oven for about 20 minutes, or until the edges of the wedges turn golden brown. Allow to cool slightly before serving with ranch dressing for dipping. Enjoy!