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Mom’s Macaroni & Cheese

Recipe Source: WI Cheesehead /

Prep/Cooking Time: 35 min / 15 min prep


1 cup dry elbow macaroni
1 cup thin white sauce
1/8 teaspoon dry mustard
1 pinch paprika
4 ounces shredded cheddar cheese (1 C)
1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 teaspoon worcestershire sauce


Preheat oven to 350°F. Boil macaroni till tender. Make a white sauce (or use jar kind) and add dry mustard and paprika. Thouroughly blend. Add 4 oz. cheddar cheese to white sauce and stir until melted. Add Worcestershire sauce and blend.

Spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Layer noodles and sauce alternately for two layers.
Sprinkle with 1/4 C cheddar cheese and paprika. Bake for 20-30 minutes or until lightly browned.

Serves 8.

Baked Macaroni Cheese and Beef Casserole

Recipe Source: Weight Watchers New 365 Day Menu Cookbook


90 g (3 oz) elbow macaroni
220 g (8 oz) premium lean ground beef
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1/2 cup red capsicum (red pepper), chopped
1 cup of tomato sauce
1/4 tsp dried basil
1/4 tsp dried thyme
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
40 g (1 1/2 oz) low fat grated mozzarella cheese.


Get your oven going, and preheat it to 350 F (180 C).

Next, cook the macaroni for about 10 minutes in a large pot of boiling water, and drain.

Now spray a non-stick frying pan with canola oil, and cook the beef for about 5 minutes, stirring constantly till the meat goes brown. Drain the fat (if any). Set aside on a large dish.

Spray the non-stick pan again with canola oil, and saute the chopped onion and capsicum over mid heat. Stir every now and then till the veggies go tender.

Now add the tomato sauce, thyme, black pepper and the beef, and continue stirring frequently for about 3 minutes or so.

Combine the macaroni with the sauce, and then remove from the heat.

Put the combined macaroni and beef sauce into a oven-proof baking tray and sprinkle with low fat grated cheddar cheese. Bake for about 20 minutes, and remove from the oven. Let it cool down a bit, and serve warm.

Baked Mexican Chili Pasta

Recipe Source:

Prep/Cooking Time: Prep Time: 10 minutes / Cook Time: 30 minutes


1 lb. ground beef
1 onion, chopped
2 cans (15.5 ounces) BUSH’S Chili Magic Chili Starter, any variety
1 can (14 1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes
1/2 lb. elbow macaroni
1 can (4.5 ounces) chopped green chilies
4 cups (16 ounces) shredded Mexican cheese blend, divided


Preheat the oven to 350°F. Coat a 9″ x 13″ baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. In a large skillet, brown the ground beef with the onion over medium heat; drain if necessary. Add the Chili Magic and diced tomatoes; cover and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Meanwhile, cook the macaroni according to the package directions; drain. In a large bowl, combine the chili, macaroni, green chilies, and three cups cheese; mix well and spoon into the baking dish. Top with the remaining 1 cup cheese then bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until heated through and the cheese melted.

Makes 6-8 servings.

Macaroni Beef

Recipe Source: Dee-licious! /

Prep/Cooking Time: 35 min / 15 min prep


750 g minced beef
1 large brown onion, chopped
4 slices bacon, chopped
500 g dry pasta
2 (450 g) cans condensed tomato soup


Cook pasta according to directions on packet. In a large pot, saute onion and bacon until cooked. Add mince and cook until brown and all lumps are broken up. Pour in the soup, add half a tin of water if needed. Simmer for 20 minutes. Stir through pasta and serve.

Baked Mac and Cheese

Recipe Source: Pampoosh

Cook al dente:
1 pound elbow macaroni
Drain well, set aside

Grate 12 oz. cheese, I used a combination of Gruyere (5) Gouda (5) and Parmesan (2)
Set aside

In a sauce pan make a roux using:
3T butter
3T flour

When slightly turned color, add and bring to a simmer:
1 c broth
1 c milk
1 T paprika
1 t cayenne pepper

Remove from heat and melt cheese into the sauce. Add:
2 – 3 heaping T minced garlic

Combine well with the pasta, place in baking pan and broil until top has browned.

Serve hot with a nice bottle of white wine. MMMM

Creamy Macaroni and Cheese

Recipe Source: New York Times, 1/4/06

Prep/Cooking Time: 1 hour 15 minutes


2 tablespoons butter
1 cup cottage cheese (not lowfat)
2 cups milk (not skim)
1 teaspoon dry mustard
Pinch cayenne
Pinch freshly grated nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 pound sharp or extra-sharp cheddar cheese, grated
1/2 pound elbow pasta, uncooked


Heat oven to 375 degrees and position an oven rack in upper third of oven. Use 1 tablespoon butter to butter a 9-inch round or square baking pan.

In a blender, purée cottage cheese, milk, mustard, cayenne, nutmeg and salt and pepper together.* Reserve 1/4 cup grated cheese for topping. In a large bowl, combine remaining grated cheese, milk mixture and uncooked pasta. Pour into prepared pan, cover tightly with foil and bake 30 minutes.

Uncover pan, stir gently, sprinkle with reserved cheese and dot with remaining tablespoon butter. Bake, uncovered, 30 minutes more, until browned. Let cool at least 15 minutes before serving.

* Next time, I will puree everything without the milk, and then add it in. I think that will put a finer grind on the cottage cheese, so no lumps remain.

Yield: 6 to 8 servings.

Chicken Macaroni Casserole

Recipe Source: (modified from original)


1 1/4 cups uncooked macaroni
2 cups cooked cubed chicken
1 can (10 3/4 ounces) cheddar cheese soup
1/2 cup milk
1 tablespoon dried parsley or use 3 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley
3/4 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
Garlic, salt and pepper to taste (optional)


Cook macaroni according to package directions. Rinse and drain. Combine macaroni with remaining ingredients, reserving enough cheese to sprinkle on top. Put in a greased 2-quart casserole and bake for about 20 minutes at 400°.

Serves 4.

Greek Pasta Salad

Recipe Source: Flavorite noodle package


1 (3.5 oz.) can whole black olives
1-1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 cup chopped green onion
1-1/2 tsp dried basil
3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
1-1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 cup red bell peppers, cut into strips
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
15 cherry tomatoes, cut in half
1/2 cup olive oil
3/4 tsp white sugar
3/4 cup pepperoni slices, cut into strips
3 cups fresh mushrooms, thickly sliced
12 oz. cooked Elbow Macaroni


In a large bowl, whisk together oil, vinegar, garlic powder, basil, oregano, black pepper, and sugar. Add cooked pasta, vegetables, cheese, olives, and pepperoni; toss until all ingredients are well coated.

Cover, and chill 2 hours or overnight.

Makes: 4 servings.

Cheesy Chicken and Veggie Mac

Recipe Source: Kraft Foods website

Prep/Cooking Time: prep: 5 mins / cooking: 15 mins


1 pkg. (7-1/4 oz.) KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese Dinner
1 pkg. (10 oz.) frozen mixed vegetables
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) vegetable oil spread or margarine
1 cup chopped cooked chicken
1/8 tsp. garlic powder


Cook Macaroni as directed on package, adding the mixed vegetables to the cooking water along with the Macaroni. Drain; return to pan.

Add Cheese Sauce Mix and remaining ingredients; mix well. Reduce heat to low; cook 1 to 2 minutes or until heated through, stirring occasionally.

Makes 4 servings, 1-1/4 cups each.

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