Macaroni Vegetable Cheese Pie

Macaroni Vegetable Cheese Pie created by The Food Gays

A new take on macaroni and cheese, from Taste of the Caribbean. I added spinach and parmesan cheese to the original recipe, and I forgot all about the egg - but since it was completely devoured by my husband and son, it must have been okay. Don't let the cinnamon scare you - it is very subtle. Note: I've included a bit more information in the directions after the first review that informed me I'd left a couple things out (thanks Ellie).

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  • heat oven to 350.
  • cook macaroni in boiling water for 10 minutes; drain, rinse under cold water and drain again.
  • Melt 2 T of butter in pan and add the flour. Cook for 1 minute, then add milk, whisking constantly.
  • Heat till mixture boils, then simmer gently for 5-10 minutes.
  • stir in mustard and cinnamon, with 2/3 of the cheese. (alternatively, you can put in all the cheddar here, and top with parmesan at the end).
  • Season to taste. Cook gently, stirring frequently, till cheese has melted, then remove from heat and whisk in egg. Cover and set aside.
  • heat remaining butter in a small frying pan and cook the scallions, chopped tomatoes and corn (and spinach, if using) over gentle heat for 5-10 minutes.
  • Tip half the cooked macaroni into a greased ovenproof dish. Pour half of cheese sauce over it and mix well, then spoon tomato/corn mixture even over.
  • Tip the remaining macaroni into the pan containing the cheese sauce, stir well and then spread carefully over the tomato and corn mixture.
  • Top with remaining grated cheddar (or parmesan). Bake 45 minutes, or till top is golden and bubbly.
  • Let stand for 10-15 minutes before serving. Garnish with parsley.
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"A new take on macaroni and cheese, from Taste of the Caribbean. I added spinach and parmesan cheese to the original recipe, and I forgot all about the egg - but since it was completely devoured by my husband and son, it must have been okay. Don't let the cinnamon scare you - it is very subtle. Note: I've included a bit more information in the directions after the first review that informed me I'd left a couple things out (thanks Ellie)."

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  1. Glenda C.
    ADD FRESH FINELY SHREDDED GARLIC TO THE CHEESE...THAT REALLY BRINGS OUT THE FLAVOUR. A GOOD DISH TO STUFF MARROW WITH TOO.
  2. Sandy Beach Walker
    I increased the shredded cheddar to about 2 cups and added 1.5 teaspoons of coarse sea salt. That really helped bring out the flavor. I didn't have mustard powder so I substituted 1 Tablespoon of yellow mustard.
  3. Sandy Beach Walker
    I like the idea of putting some hidden vegetables in my mac-n-cheese so I thought I'd try this recipe. The sauce was really bland with only 4-6 ounces of cheese. I increased the shredded cheddar to about 2 cups and added 1.5 teaspoons of coarse sea salt. That really helped bring out the flavor. I didn't have mustard powder so I substituted 1 Tablespoon of yellow mustard. I also wanted to add a little kick to this dish so I put a layer of sliced pepper jack cheese between the vegetables and the top layer of macaroni. It wasn't overpowering (only used 2 slices of cheese) and it gave a little "surprise" to the flavor. I found this recipe very labor intensive - took 45 mins to prep it for the oven and dirtied at least 4 pans. I like the idea, but I think I'd use leftover vegetables next time (precooked) and I don't think you need to cook the scallions and tomato - the baking should soften them enough. I baked it 30 mins, then turned off the oven and let it sit inside for 15 mins. Came out perfect! Looks great and tastes good. Three adults ate only half the pan so I think it could feed 6 (and we went back for seconds!).
    • Review photo by Sandy Beach Walker
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