Food in Food: 23 Mind-Blowing Mashups
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Food in Food: 23 Mind-Blowing Mashups

The Hunger Games are about to get real. Real hunger. Real food. Real fun. We’re playing with our food like never before. (Sorry, mom!) Remember Pizza Hut’s hot dog stuffed crust pizza, the Cronut and ham and cheese stuffed pumpkin spice French toast waffles? Well, that was just the beginning. Now, we’ll stuff mac ‘n’ cheese and Oreos in whatever we want. For your viewing and eating pleasure, may we bring you the universe’s most outrageous food mashups that will make your next meal an exciting adventure. Foodie innovators, we salute you. May the odds be ever in your flavor.

1. The Spectacular Spaghetti Burger: The next time you’re ordering a burger at your favorite takeout joint, don’t be surprised if your server asks, “White, whole wheat or spaghetti bun?” This. Is. Real. (via Short List)

2. Marshmallow S’mores With Bacon: Sometimes we like to eat dessert for dinner. This protein-filled sammie makes us feel better about it. We’ve officially dubbed this s’more the BMC (bacon, marshmallow, chocolate) sandwich. (via How Sweet it Is)

3. Spaghetti Tacos: We never knew that spaghetti and tacos belonged together. Or do they? (via NYTimes)

4. Krispy Kreme Sloppy Joe: Yes, it’s real. To each their own — and we’re firm believers in the “don’t knock it ’til you try it” philosophy. (via Now This News)

5. Cheetos Macarons: Minds blown. Either this is the next best thing in culinary mashups or food evolution has just gone a bit too far. (via Macaron Parlor)

6. Buttered Popcorn Ice Cream: Midnight munchies have got something coming to them. Uh, yum. (via Clockwork Lemon)

7. Bacon Cinnamon Rolls: As if those swirls of cinnamon-infused dough weren’t already hypnotizing enough… this recipe has added another crave-worthy element: bacon. Suddenly this is the best part of waking up. (via Tablespoon)

8. Macaroni and Cheese Waffles: Yes, this actually happened. Cheese crisps up nicely. When fried, it fuses into a crisp shell that’s easily removed from a waffle iron. Maybe… just maybe…this is the wildest way to eat mac ‘n’ cheese ever. Hot sauce not optional. (via Serious Eats)

9. Bratwurst, Sauerkraut and Muenster Grilled Cheese on a Soft Pretzel: It’s true what they say: Two is better than one. But what about three? Three takes things to the epic side. The collaboration of a grilled bratwurst + sauerkraut + melted Muenster on a soft pretzel sounds divine. (via Taste Spotting)

10. The Ice Creamacaron Sandwich: The macaron maintains its artistic flair in these pretty marbled ice creamacaron sammies. You can snag these in New York for $5 a pop… but why wait when you can totally make your own? (via Serious Eats)

11. Mac and Cheese Burger: Otherwise known as the Mac Attack. If we could talk to this burger, we’d say, “You look messy. Let’s hang out.” (via We Eat NY)

12. Kimchi Ramen Grilled Cheese Sandwich: The good news here is that there is more than one way to eat ramen. Why eat ramen noodles out of a bowl when you can have them on grilled cheese? (via Taste Spotting)

13. Cake Batter Oreo Stuffed Cheesecake Bars: We’re about to have a sugar coma just looking at all the sweet goodies here. These cake batter-stuffed, Oreo-studded confections have our attention. (via Club Narwhal)

14. Bacon Mac ‘n’ Cheese Pie: Bacon. Coming to a meal near you whether you like it or not — we think you’ll like it. (via Desserts for Breakfast)

15. The Milky Bun: Ice cream sandwiches aren’t just made with cookies anymore. But it simply doesn’t get any better than ice-cream-stuffed donuts. This newest dessert hybrid is taking the world by storm. Oh, sweet little milky buns, how we crave you! (Afters Ice Cream)

16. Turducken: The Turducken is proof that everything that sounds like a bad idea isn’t necessarily a bad idea. If you’re brave enough to tackle the task of deboning three birds (turkey, duck and chicken) and reassembling them into one impressive rolled-up main dish, we salute you. We’ll enjoy the turducken from afar. (via Serious Eats)

17. BBQ Nachos: This food collaberation might actually inspire you to get in the kitchen and create something tonight. Pulled pork, a blanket of oozing cheese and a sprinkling of spicy jalapeños can only get better when the combo transforms into chip dip. (via Steph’s Bite by Byte)

18. Brown Butter Crepe Ice Cream Tacos: At first mention, we dismissed this creation casually. Ice cream tacos? Whatever. But now we’re giving it a second thought. Because ice cream. And crepes. We totally want to DIY this right now. (via Half Baked Harvest)

19. Pasta Stuffed Portobello: Hey, your ‘shroom has noodles on it! Oh wait. You like it that way? This is new. We’ll call it the Pastabella. (via Kitchen Trial and Error)

20. Cherpumple: This cherry/pumpkin/apple pie turned cake is the dessert version of the Turducken. If a dessert menu puts you in a dither, the solution to your indecisiveness has arrived. You really can have it all. (via Serious Eats)

21. Goat Cheese and Peanut Buttercup Fries: Fries, goat cheese and peanut butter usually have little in common. But an LA-based food truck found a way to successfully merge these foods. The verdict is in: Fans are raving about this genius pairing of freshly fried potatoes and cool sweet toppings. (via The Daily Meal)

22. Chili-Mac Dogs: Are we missing something here? It’s so wrong… yet so right! Unexpected toppings such as macaroni salad, corn chips and chili make this one sizzlin’ hot dog. (via BHG)

23. Bacon Taco Shells: Want a piece of pork that you can really bite into? Ditch the bacon bits, and sub in the bacon taco shell. The technique for making these shells is quite simple. We’re going crazy just thinkin’ of all the foods we could stuff inside. (via Foodigitty)

Tell us, which of these unique foods would you like to try — or not? Dish about your mashup mindset in the comments!