Tuesday, January 05, 2010
My kids grew up on macaroni and cheese, and Kraft was the only one that would please all 5 kids. But now that they are grown up and gone, hubby and I can treat ourselves to a little upgrade now and then. This version is just one of those treats, a mature mac and cheese that is filling and easy to make. I've only made this once but it's due to grace our dinner table soon.
Italian Macaroni & Cheese
1 8 oz. box elbow macaroni (or you can use any kind of pasta)
1/2 c. italian seasoned bread crumbs, diveded
1 10 oz. block cheddar cheese, shredded
2 c. shredded mozzarella cheese
3/4 c. shredded parmesan cheese
6 lg. eggs, lightly beaten
4 c. milk
dash of pepper
Prepare pasta as directed, set aside. Coat bottom and sides of a 13x9 in. baking dish with cooking spray. Sprinkle 1/4 c. breadcrumbs evenly over bottom of baking dish. Layer 1/3 of pasta, 1/3 of shredded cheeses and 1/3 of breadcrumbs in baking dish. Repeat layers twice, ending with breadcrumbs. Whisk together eggs, milk and seasonings, pour evenly over layered mixture. Bake at 350 for 55-60 mins. or till golden brown. Let stand 10 min. before serving. Enjoy!
Don't wait till your empty nesters to enjoy this upgraded mac and cheese, paired with a salad and fresh bread or rolls, makes a comforting meal anytime of the year but extra special to take the chill off on a cold winter day. If you have a favorite recipe for this old favorite family dish, please share it with us, can't have enough recipes for mac and cheese, it's all American, like apple pie!
Posted by Sue Neitzel at 2:46 PM