Saturday, May 31, 2008

Macaroni and Cheese

Macaroni and cheese (sometimes referred to as macaroni cheese or mac 'n' cheese in parts of the U.S., Canada and the United Kingdom and Ireland) is a common dish. It's specially kid favorite.
Packaged versions are available, consisting of boxed pasta and a cheese powder, to which are added butter and milk (or water). But there is nothing like home made mac 'n' cheese made from scratch.

Serves 4

  • 1/3 cup finely chopped onion
  • 3 1/2 cups cooked elbow macaroni
  • 4 cups shredded low-fat cheddar cheese
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh parsley
  • 2 cups fat-free evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper (fresh ground makes it really good)
  • 2 eggs
  1. Caramelize the onions in a skillet on the stove top.
  2. Add the macaroni, cheddar cheese and parsley.
  3. In a bowl mix the milk, mustard, salt, eggs, and pepper.
  4. Mix until it is well combined and somewhat smooth.
  5. Stir into macaroni mixture.
  6. Pour into a 1 1/2 quart casserole coated with nonstick cooking spray.
  7. Bake, uncovered at 350 F for 20- 25 minutes or until lightly- browned.
  8. Burnt cheese bits are good.

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