Thursday, April 21, 2011


Baked Macaroni

I adapted this recipe from my 1940 Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook. I've cut the fat content from the original and changed to whole wheat or SMART TASTE macaroni to up the fiber. So you can indulge with this recipe, knowing that it's healthy! 

Lyn Cote's Baked Macaroni

1 lb. whole wheat macaroni or Ronzoni Brand Smart Taste pasta (fortified with Calcium, Vitamin d and Fiber)

White sauce:
6 Tb butter or margarine
¾ c. flour
5 c. skim milk
¾ tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper

1 lb grated medium cheddar cheese (Or if you want to give this a Mexican flavor, substitute pepper jack cheese.)

1 c. bread crumbs (or crushed tortilla chips)

Cook macaroni, drain and put into greased, deep casserole dish or bowl. Make the white sauce and take pan off heat (to keep the cheese from becoming stringy). Add 2/3rd's of the grated cheese. Stir till melted. Pour over macaroni. Sprinkle remaining cheese and bread crumbs over top. Bake at 350 F for 30 minutes. May serve as side dish or main course.


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Author Lyn Cote
Daddy in the Making 
#2 in New Friends Street series
Harlequin Love Inspired Romance

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Brought together by a Matchmaking Dog--

Dr. Jake McClure’s basset hound has fallen in love...with a single mom, her adorable twins and the orphaned kittens they rescued. Man’s best friend suddenly won’t budge from Jeannie Broussard—and Jake can understand why. Jeannie is full of love, laughter and everything Jake has been missing in his life lately. As Jake spends time with Jeannie and her girls helping to build her Habitat for Humanity house and rescuing stray animals, a bond forges between them, and soon Jake is wondering if he’s the perfect fit in this fatherless family....

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Food Handler Certification said...

I love eating baked macaroni. It's one of my favorite dishes of all time. Honestly, even in a strict diet, I still eat it whenever there are posters plastered in the restaurants window or just even smell or see it in the dining table. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

ISO 22000 Food Safety Management System said...

I just ate a baked mac today. I don't know if it's weird but I keep coming back for more. Although I want to keep off the fat content because my tummy is really getting bigger and bigger. Thanks for sharing your recipe!