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French Dip Mac ‘N Cheese Smothered French Fries


Just a few days ago I posted my Crock Pot French Dips in my 7 Quart Cast Aluminum All-Clad slow cooker (I’m pretty much obsessed with this, BTW). So good…such a fantastic weeknight dinner. I had enough leftovers for lunch the next day and STILL had more.

It was sooo good I couldn’t let it go to waste.

 

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So, what does one do with leftover slow cooked French Dip beef? One makes French Dip Mac ‘n Cheese. Then pours it over crispy french fries, of course.

I made the mac and cheese, stirred in the beef and then I added just enough of the au jus to completely moisten it and give it a good French Dip taste. I promise you, I was not out to create a crazy dish designed to make everyone obese. 

 

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Don’t forget the bacon on top. It just really rounds the whole gluttonous/sinful/beautiful mess out.

 

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I think next time I’m gonna dip them in Ranch dressing. I know, it’s adding gluttony to gluttony. But if I’m going as far as making French Dip macaroni and cheese covered french fries, why not dip them in Ranch?

A spicy ranch would be good, too. However, they’re absolutely off the charts delicious without them, so I’m good without anything.

 

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Please forgive the terribly manicured nails; that’s nothing new and probably will never change.

Here’s your printable –>

French Dip Mac ‘N Cheese Smothered French Fries

French Dip Mac ‘N Cheese Smothered French Fries

Ingredients

  • 1 package shell macaroni and cheese (I used Velveeta)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • Leftover shredded beef, with a few tablespoons of au jus (I had about 4 cups)
  • 2 potatoes, cut into 1/2 inch wide strips (put them into a bowl filled with cold water as you cut them)
  • Canola oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • Fresh flat leaf parsley, roughly chopped

Instructions

  • Prepare macaroni and cheese according to package directions and while hot, add shredded cheese and milk, combine until melted.
  • Add shredded beef, adding au jus to taste.
  • Drain the fries and dry completely.
  • Heat the oil in a large sauce pan or dutch oven to 375 degrees.
  • Fry potatoes in batches, until slightly brown and crispy. Drain on paper towels and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • In a small casserole dish (or au gratin) arrange french fries, top with macaroni and cheese, then bacon. Bake until bubbly, about 3-5 minutes.
  • Top with parsley and serve.
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https://www.dixiechikcooks.com/french-dip-mac-n-cheese-smothered-french-fries/

p.s. Aren’t you surprised I didn’t add jalapenos?

p.s.s. Wait, why didn’t I?

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13 Comments

  • Reply
    Robin Daumit
    June 29, 2018 at 9:35 PM

    Looks easy and delish!

  • Reply
    theresa
    June 29, 2018 at 5:52 PM

    this has me drooling right now.

  • Reply
    Christine
    June 29, 2018 at 12:17 PM

    Great way to use leftovers.

  • Reply
    Caroline
    June 28, 2018 at 1:19 PM

    Such an easy and comforting way to use up leftovers!

  • Reply
    ally phillips
    June 27, 2018 at 1:14 PM

    So super easy!! What a great invention, luv!

  • Reply
    Kim | a little lunch
    July 13, 2015 at 7:33 PM

    Shea, I’m drooling as I read… ogling… coveting! (I’m also thinking “Bleu Cheese Dressing” as a dip…my preference.) Congrats on topping Good Morning America’s National French Fry Day list — you truly deserve that accolade!
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    • Reply
      Shea
      July 13, 2015 at 9:20 PM

      Thanks so much Kim!

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    Ashley
    August 28, 2014 at 9:36 AM

    OMG are these for real?! Those look killer good!
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    ATasteOfMadness
    August 25, 2014 at 11:41 AM

    Worst idea: looking at food blogs near lunch time. I really want this now!
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