Cookbook:Glorified Mac and Cheese

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Glorified Mac and Cheese
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Category Pasta recipes
Time 1 hour
Difficulty

Cookbook | Ingredients | Recipes

This recipe is based on my mother's macaroni and cheese recipe, with additions of meat and vegetables to promote it from a side dish to a main course.

Ingredients[edit]

Procedure[edit]

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F) and grease a casserole or baking dish.
  2. On the stovetop, bring 2 liters (2 quarts) of salted water to a boil; add the macaroni and cook for 9 minutes or till al dente.
  3. While the macaroni is cooking, start making the roux. Mix the flour and butter in a saucepan and heat over low heat, stirring until blended and bubbling.
  4. Add the milk, salt and pepper and stir until thickened. Reduce heat to the lowest setting and add the cheese, sliced hotdogs, and frozen vegetables.
  5. When the macaroni is done, drain and put in the greased casserole. Pour the sauce over the noodles and stir till combined.
  6. Arrange the tomato slices on top, then sprinkle grated parmesan and paprika over the tomato slices.
  7. Bake for 40 minutes.

Notes, tips, and variations[edit]

Instead of the hot dogs, you can use any other meat you like: ground beef (browned in a skillet first), bite-sized pieces of cooked chicken, canned tuna, and so on. For a vegetarian version, try diced tofu, textured vegetable protein (soy meat), chickpeas, brown lentils, etc.

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