You’ll need all your energy to take on a pair of burglars!

The mac and cheese scene in “Home Alone” is a classic moment just before the battle plan is put to the ultimate test. Kevin whips up a gooey, cheesy masterpiece (albeit from the microwave), but we’re all about embracing goodness. A homemade version of Mac and cheese is an easy dish to prepare! Pair your mac and cheese with a glass of milk to complete the scene.

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A Blast From The Past

Mac and cheese was one of the dinner staples for 90s kids since it was a quick and easy meal option for busy parents, affordable, and manageable for older kids to make themselves. That bright orange cheese-y dish is baked into many memories, of mid-week family dinners to after-school snacks.

Try the recipe below for a grown-up twist on this classic dish. It will help transport everyone back to the 90s for your Home Alone-themed movie night.

Recreate the Home Alone Mac and Cheese Scene

Whether you’re hosting a movie night or a dinner party, props inspired by the scene can help bring the experience of recreating a food scene to life. The following list is here to help you find Home Alone-inspired props from the Mac and Cheese scene, including suggested keywords that may help you narrow down your search for the perfect items.

If you’re a diehard Home Alone fan with more ideas on what props they might have used or think you’ve found a closer replica, drop me a note so we can help others!

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Key Mac and Cheese Scene Details:
Backdrop Mac and Cheese Scene Details:
  • Green Display Plates (possibly Bordallo Pinheiro (Portugal) green cabbage leaf)
  • Green Christmas baubles
  • Cocktail glasses with alternating green and red Christmas baubles
  • Shot glasses with smaller green, red, silver and gold Christmas baubles

Shop the Home Alone Mac and Cheese Scene

Tip: Can’t find the exact prop from the movie? If you look at the photography on this website and in movie-themed cookbooks, you’ll find that similar props are often used to create the same feel of the scene rather than trying to replicate scenes exactly.

When Home Alone was filmed, you’ll notice that throughout the McCallister house, Christmas colours of red, green and gold are used throughout, from red damask wallpaper and red carpet in the front hall, to red curtains and green tiles in the kitchen. Using this as inspiration for our own scene, I found white plates with gold trim and wine glasses with gold trim, that had the same Christmas feel. Forest green paint for the walls, and green and red candle holders round out the Christmas vibes.

Make Kevin’s Mac and Cheese Dinner Tonight!

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Bless This Highly Nutritious Mac and Cheese

  • Author: Bryt

Ingredients

Scale

2 cups dried macaroni

1 teaspoon cornstarch

3/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon onion powder

1/2 teaspoon mustard powder

1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric

1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar

1 teaspoon chicken stock

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

3/4 cup evaporated milk

1 1/2 cups grated sharp Cheddar cheese

3/4 cup grated Gouda cheese

Instructions

  1. Fill a large pot with water and set it on high heat to reach a rolling boil.
  2. Stir in the macaroni and cook it as the package directs.
  3. Once cooked, drain the macaroni, cover it to keep warm, and put it aside.
  4. In a small dish, mix together the cornstarch, garlic powder, onion powder, mustard powder, turmeric, black pepper, chicken stock powder, salt, and sugar until well combined.
  5. In a medium-sized pot over medium flame, melt the butter until it’s bubbling slightly.
  6. Whisk the prepared spice and cornstarch mixture into the melted butter until fully integrated.
  7. Slowly pour the evaporated milk into the pot, stirring constantly, and let it heat through for about a minute.
  8. Gradually add in the Cheddar and Gouda cheeses, stirring continuously for about 3 minutes or until the cheese is completely melted into a smooth sauce.
  9. Introduce the drained, warm macaroni to the pot with the cheese sauce.
  10. Gently fold the macaroni into the sauce, ensuring each noodle is generously coated.
  11. Once thoroughly mixed, serve the macaroni cheese while it’s warm and gooey.