Bahamian Macaroni & Cheese

Ingredients

  • 1 onion
  • 1/2 bell pepper
  • 1/2 celery stalk
  • 2 eggs
  • 8 oz cheddar cheese
  • 16 oz macaroni
  • 12 oz evaporated skim milk
  • Cooking spray
  • 4 oz safflower margarine

Equipment

  • Large pot
  • Cooking knives
  • Cutting board
  • Mixing bowl
  • Whisk
  • Oven
  • Baking dish

Directions:

  1. Bring 2 quarts of water to a boil over high heat in a large pot.
  2. Add macaroni and cook about two minutes short of directions on package so macaroni will still be firm or “al dente.”
  3. Finely dice or puree onion, pepper, and celery.
  4. Whisk eggs into milk.
  5. Stir pureed ingredients into milk mixture.
  6. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  7. Spray shallow baking dish with pam.
  8. Spread a layer of cooked macaroni and then sprinkle half the cheese.
  9. Slice margarine into 1/4 inch slices and lay these on top.
  10. Then, spread the remainder of the macaroni on top.
  11. Pour milk mixture over dish and sprinkle remaining cheese.
  12. Bake on center rack for 30 minutes.

Serves 12.

Nutrition per serving:
340 Calories, 6g saturated fat (30%),
0g trans fat, 55 mg cholesterol (18%), 210 mg sodium (9%),
1g fiber (4%), 12g protein, 15% VitA,
10% Vit C, 25% Calcium, 8% Iron

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