Macaroni and cheese—also called mac and cheese in American, Canadian, and macaroni pie in Caribbean English; and macaroni cheese in the United Kingdom is a dish of English origin, consisting of cooked macaroni pasta and a cheese sauce, most commonly cheddar. It can also incorporate other ingredients, such as bread crumbs, meat and vegetables.
Traditional macaroni and cheese is a casserole baked in the oven; however, it may be prepared in a sauce pan on top of the stove or using a packaged mix. The cheese is often first incorporated into a Béchamel sauce (milk gravy) to give a Mornay sauce which is then added to the pasta. In the United States it is considered a comfort food.
Quick and simple supper tonight.
Our favourite Mac & Cheese😘😘yummy👍👍
Macaroni pasta cooked to package instructions. Drain & set aside.
Preheat oven to 180 C spray an oven dish with cooking spray.
200 g diced back bacon/smoked sausage
1 onion chopped
2 tsp minced garlic
3 tbsp pepperdews (sweet piquant red peppers)
1 cup All Gold tomato & chilli pasta sauce
3 tbsp sour cream
+- 1/4 cup boiling water add more if sauce is too thick
1 1/2 cups grated cheddar cheese
2 tomatoes cut in rounds
4 large eggs add ½ cup milk beaten slightly.
Season with salt & pepper.
Fry bacon until crispy in olive oil.
Remove, add to same pan onion, garlic and peppers, cook until tender add tomato and chilli sauce, sour cream and water, cook for a further 2 mins.
Taste for seasoning.
Add macaroni to oven dish, pour over onion chilli sauce. Mix well.
Add egg/milk mixture, bacon, scatter cheese & top with tomatoes.
Bake for 20 to 25 mins until egg has set and cheese melted.
Prepared, tried and tested by: Gail Haselsteiner
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