Monday, July 12, 2010

Easy Mac N Cheese Pie


This is an easy recipe for mac-n-cheese that freezes well.  The last time I made it was last September.  It's fun to rediscover a recipe :)

Easy Mac N Cheese Pie

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.  I made a double batch and made one in a square pan.

I packaged in meal-sized portions and put into the freezer.  Well, all except the meal I served to the toddlers, who ate it all up.

For reheating, I put the frozen package into the mini crock pot with a splash of water first thing in the morning and it will be heated through by lunch time.

This is a toddler favorite meal with a fruit and veggie on the side.  It would be easy to add vegetables like peas and/or cooked ground meat or turkey or chicken to this dish before cooking.



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