Thursday, September 24, 2009

Easy Mac 'N Cheese Pie


Yummy and easy--some of my favorite words, especially when used together! This pie is both of those!
I found this recipe

Impossibly Easy Mac ’n Cheese Pie at Betty Crocker and couldn't wait to try it.

1cup uncooked elbow macaroni (3 1/2 oz)
2cups shredded Cheddar cheese (8 oz)
1/2cup Bisquick Mix
1 1/2cups milk
1/4teaspoon red pepper sauce

1.Heat oven to 400°F. Spray 9-inch glass pie plate with cooking spray. Place uncooked macaroni in pie plate. Sprinkle with 1 3/4 cups of the cheese.
2.In medium bowl, stir remaining ingredients until blended. Pour into pie plate.
3.Spray sheet of foil with cooking spray; place sprayed side down over pie plate. Bake 20 minutes. Uncover and bake 5 to 10 minutes longer or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup cheese. Bake 1 to 2 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

I followed the recipe except omitted the pepper sauce. I don't like hot stuff and I was feeding it to toddlers.
Above is the sprinkle of cheese and I put it back in the oven for 5 minutes. Below, is the finished pie.

I served it with banana slices and peas and carrots to the toddlers. The loved it, as usual.

I read the reviews at the website and they were half loved it and half hated it. Here is my review. Yes, it is bland, but isn't mac & cheese sort of bland? I could easily see some French's Fried onions as a topper or you could add veggies in the pie. Another idea would be to add a half pound of cooked ground beef or turkey--that would make it a great meal! The macaroni was cooked, although a few around the edges were firm, but still very eatable. I had a 'toddler meal' leftover and put it in the freezer for an easy meal next week--just put in the mini crock pot with a splash of water to heat.

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Unknown September 24, 2009 at 9:52 PM

I love Mac and cheese, so this is a recipe I will have to try.

I have become a follower of your blog, come by and visit my blog and maybe do the same.

THANKS!!! for the YUMMY!!! recipe. Geri

Joyce September 25, 2009 at 3:32 AM

Mac n cheese is all my little GS will eat besides pizza. I will give your recipe a try for a change of pace for him.

Ashley @ AshleysBusy September 25, 2009 at 6:42 AM

I could eat mac and cheese every day, love the stuff. :)

Mary Bergfeld September 25, 2009 at 8:49 AM

I've not made a lot of Mac n' Cheese since there's just two of us, but one of my favorite suppers is Chili Mac. I absolutely adore it. I hope you are having a wonderful day.

Kristen September 25, 2009 at 11:09 AM

I love impossible pies and this is one I've never heard of. It will be something to try soon, thanks!

Jerri at Simply Sweet Home September 26, 2009 at 2:48 AM

I love mac & cheese. This looks yummy!

Live.Love.Eat September 26, 2009 at 5:12 AM

What a great idea, and the fact there's Bisquick in it, awesome!

Came from MomTrends to say hello!!! Have a great weekend.

Nicole Feliciano October 1, 2009 at 11:59 AM

Can't wait to see what you come up with for tomorrow's Momtrends Friday Food feature. My recipe is pork--until then!

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