Just in time for a cozy meal, serve a Macaroni and Cheese Dinner Board. Add your favorite Mac & Cheese recipe, along with a variety of tasty toppings!

Macaroni and Cheese Dinner Board

Friends, we’re back from Europe after being gone for 2 weeks. I’m not sure if you followed along on my Instagram, but I’ll be sharing more about the river cruise here in the next month or so.

Macaroni and Cheese Dinner Board

For now, we’re settling in to “cozy” with this Macaroni and Cheese Dinner Board. [This post has affiliate links!] You may have also tried my Caprese Chicken Casserole recipe (that would be fun served on a “board”) or my Chili Dinner Board Recipe.

HOW TO MAKE Macaroni and Cheese Dinner Board

Serve your favorite mac and cheese recipe, or if you’re in a pinch for time, buy at the local market. This is what I love about dinner boards. The options are plentiful, and you can always take shortcuts.

And so many of you have asked about the pan that fits perfectly on this board!

LeCreuset 5-quart stainless steel braiser

Guys, I’m using my favorite 5-quart Stainless Steel Braiser that is lightweight and fits beautifully on these big boards. It’s shallow enough to not overpower the board. It comes with a lid, so you can serve the food hot (place a pothoolder down first). You can buy this LeCreuset 5-quart Stainless Steel Braiser [affiliate link] and I think you’ll love it!

HOW TO SERVE A Macaroni and Cheese Dinner Board

Mac and Cheese Bowls

Building your own Mac and Cheese Bowl is a fun, cozy dish for weekend hosting! Think outside of the box and let your guests make their favorite mac & cheese bowl.

Macaroni and Cheese Dinner Board BOWLS

Toppings for a Mac & Cheese board

Here are some of the toppings to serve with a Mac and Cheese board:

  • Chopped ham
  • Chopped crispy bacon
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Pesto
  • Chopped chives
  • Salami pieces
  • Chopped sausage

How to serve an epic dinner board

Serve the mac and cheese hot by adding it to the board last.

We served ours in a Le Creuset braiser. Keep the lid on until right before serving!

Nice and hot!

5 quart braiser for a dinnr board

Friends, I love this [Amazon affiliate link] Le Creuset Stainless Steel 5 quart Braiser for dinner boards because it’s “light in weight” and isn’t too heavy for the board.

You can buy it >> HERE.

EASY Macaroni and Cheese Dinner Board

Welcome to Reluctant Entertainer blog!

If you’re new to my blog, then WELCOME! I know I have a lot of new readers, and since the holidays are almost here, I thought I’d share a little more about Reluctant Entertainer.

BEST Macaroni and Cheese Dinner Board

First of all, I started my blog 13 years ago for reluctant entertainers. If you follow my charcuterie/cheese boards or dinner board ideas, you may wonder if I am actually reluctant. HA! No! But I’ve had family members who are, and I wanted to share more about hospitality, including ideas for opening our homes.

THE BEST Macaroni and Cheese Dinner Board

I’ve never been reluctant, but I want to help those who are!

TASTY Macaroni and Cheese Dinner Board

Bringing people together

Dinner boards are a fun way to bring people together in a casual way. Create one big board, set out the plates and silverware and napkins, and you’ve got a party!

HOW TO MAKE AND SERVE Macaroni and Cheese Dinner Board

Try my Pumpkin Apple Three Cheese Mac and Cheese, or Recipe Girl’s Classic Macaroni and Cheese recipe!

Make Apple Goody Dessert or even Tidy Mom’s Layered Walnut Pumpkin Pie for dessert.

And we love my friend Ree’s Mulled Cider, that not only makes the house smell delicious, it’s tasty and perfect for the weekend!

Happy weekend!

28-inch Charcuterie Board

Friends, here are the boards that I LOVE. A “lip” is the secret to the best charcuterie or dinner board, because the food does not fall off. [This post has affiliate links. Every purchase from these links supports RE at no extra cost to you. Thank you!]

Here are the affiliate links:

LARGE Hand-Carved Gabrielle Tray, Large – 28.5 inches round.

LARGE Hand-Carved Gabrielle Tray (gray) – 24 inches round.

MEDIUM Hand-Carved Vine Round Tray (white washed)

SMALL Hand-Carved Gabrielle Tray (gray) – 18 inches.

Rememember it says it is “not food safe,” so you need to prepare the board by either laying down parchment paper under the food, or you can “season” it like we did.

How to season a Charcuterie Board

If a wood board says it “not food safe,” you can lightly sand it down with sand paper, and rub down with beeswax and mineral oil.

Follow along how to season a charcuterie board for the details, but we used this butcher block and cutting board oil conditioner after we lightly sanded the board down.

a large oval white serving tray

Everyday Enamelware Serving Tray

Today I’m using an Everyday Enamelware Serving Tray by LeCreuset!

It has a porcelain enamel durable coating, easy to clean, it’s shatterproof, and resistant to stains, scratches and rust. YAY!

It’s also lightweight and versatile, and I LOVE IT.

Did I mention, it’s food safe?

Use it for a tray to carry food or glasses to your deck, or as a food board!

You can buy the Everyday Enamelware Serving Tray by LeCreuset, HERE.

I also found this on Amazon, a LARGE charcuterie board, but it doesn’t have a lip. This Pine Extra Large Charcuterie Board is 22 inches round.

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Macaroni and Cheese Dinner Board

Make homemade mac and cheese, or buy store-bought and heat up.

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds Mac and Cheese, topped and browned with bread crumbs and Fontina cheese
  • Crackers
  • Procuitto
  • 1 loaf bread
  • Butter
  • Red grapes
  • Apples, sliced
  • Fresh sage, garnish

Toppings

  • Chopped ham
  • Chopped crispy bacon
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Pesto
  • Chopped chives
  • Salami pieces
  • Chopped sausage

Instructions

  • On a large prepared board, leave room in the center for a large pot of cooked mac and cheese.
  • On the outside of the board, layer the sliced bread, along with butter, sliced apples and grapes.
  • Place the toppings in small bowls and arrange on the board.
  • Fill in any open areas with crackers, charcuterie meats, and garnish with fresh sage!
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Macaroni and Cheese Dinner Board Recipe

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