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Cheesy Vegetable & Macaroni Pie

Updated on March 22, 2015
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Macaroni Pie is a favourite Sunday and special occasion dish in the Caribbean.

Macaroni Pie does not normally contain vegetables. However, in this my customized 'Cheesy Vegetable & Macaroni Pie' recipe version, I usually add some vegetables (carrots, spinach & sweet peppers) to infuse it with a healthy dose of plant-sourced vitamins and fiber and make up for all of that cheddar cheese I use in the recipe. Enjoy!

Pyrex 2-Quart Glass Bakeware Dish
Pyrex 2-Quart Glass Bakeware Dish

Very versatile bakeware to bake you 'Cheesy Vegetable Macaroni Pie' and other pie recipes.No need to change dishes to store what's left over in your refrigerator.Just cover with the lid and store in the fridge.

 

Cook Time

  • Prep time: 15 min
  • Cook time: 40 min
  • Ready in: 55 min
  • Yields: Serves 6 persons

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Elbow Macaroni
  • 2 CupsCheddar Cheese (shredded) Cheddar Cheese, (shredded)
  • 1 Cup Evaporated Milk
  • (1/4) Carrot, (shredded)
  • 3 Leaves Spinach, (finely chopped)
  • (1/2) Sweet Pepper, (finely chopped)
  • 1 Clove Garlic, (finely chopped)
  • (1/2) Teaspoon Salt
  • (1/2) Cup Bread crumbs (or Biscuit crumbs)
Norpro 339 Stainless Steel Grater
Norpro 339 Stainless Steel Grater

I use this simple and effective grater to grate all of my food ingredients in the various sizes needed (fine or shredded).

 
Grated Carrots
Grated Carrots | Source
Finely Chopped Sweet Pepper, Spinach & Garlic
Finely Chopped Sweet Pepper, Spinach & Garlic | Source
Cheese & Vegetable Mixture for Macaroni Pie
Cheese & Vegetable Mixture for Macaroni Pie | Source

Instructions

  1. Place 2 cups of water and teaspoon of salt in a pot and bring to a boil.
  2. Add macaroni to boiling water and cook for 10 minutes.
  3. Grate cheese on shred side of grater and set aside. Grate carrot on shred side of grater and set aside.
  4. Finely chop spinach, sweet peppers and garlic and set aside.
  5. Grease Pyrex or other baking dish.Drain water from macaroni once cooked.
  6. Put back drained macaroni in the empty pot, add carrots, spinach, sweet peppers, garlic and cup of evaporated milk and mix well.
  7. Add 1 cup of shredded cheese and the remaining cup of evaporated milk and mix together well.
  8. Pour out mixture in a greased Pyrex dish or other baking dish.
  9. Top with remaining 1 Cup of cheese and sprinkle the top with bread or biscuit crumbs.
  10. Place in oven and cook for 20 to 30 minutes until golden brown. (Check after 15 minutes, in first instance, to gauge how much more time is needed for it to cook completely)
  11. Take a slice and ENJOY!
Pyrex Prepware 2-Cup Glass Measuring Cup
Pyrex Prepware 2-Cup Glass Measuring Cup

I have 2 of these measuring cups for measuring out all of my ingredients while cooking.I use 1 for dry ingredients and the other one for liquid ingredients.Saves me having to wash wares unnecessarily.

 

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      Heidi Vincent 2 years ago from GRENADA

      Thanks peachpurple for your hub blessings!!! I really enjoy this. I am a cheese lover like you. Have a blessed week!!!

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      i love cheese, anything with cheese! voted up and pins

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      @Sara2901: Trust me, bestwebfind! This is WAY BETTER than mac and cheese. You should try it sometime soon. Thanks for visiting and have a blessed week.

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      @DebMartin: Glad you love it DebMartin! Thanks for visiting and have a blessed week.

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      Sara2901 3 years ago

      A good twist to the usual mac and cheese dish. Like it.

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      DebMartin 3 years ago

      Carrots and spinach and peppers, oh my! Wonderful

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      @tazzytamar: Your family will most definitely enjoy this, anna-hofman-98 ! Thanks for visiting and have a blessed week.

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      @LiteraryMind: Yep! A lot creamier and more delicious, LiteraryMind! Thanks for visiting and have a blessed week.

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      @queenofduvetcover: I am thrilled you'll be trying this recipe, queenofduvetcovers! Enjoy! Thanks for visiting and have a blessed week.

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      Anna 3 years ago from chichester

      This looks like a great family dinner! I'll look forward to making some :)

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      Ellen Gregory 3 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      I never thought of using evaporated milk in a macaroni and cheese dish. I bet it tastes creamier.

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      queenofduvetcover 3 years ago

      I love anything that includes mac and cheese. I need to try this! Thanks for sharing. =)

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      @Lorelei Cohen: So you're a cheese addict like me I see, LoreleiCohen! :) Thanks for visiting and have a blessed week.

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      rcreviews 3 years ago

      This recipe looks to be my favorite now! I must try!

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      @rcreviews: Now you're talking rcreview! Enjoy it even more than I do when you try it! Thanks for visiting and have a blessed week.

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      Lorelei Cohen 3 years ago from Canada

      Oooh that looks so good. There really is no other flavor like crispy melted cheese. Yummy.

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      @Rhonda Lytle: Thanks poetvix! I have to slip in the veggies for my own sanity or else I feel guilty about all that cheese I LOVE soooo much :) Try it soon and enjoy it as much as I do. Thanks for visiting. Have a fabulous weekend and a great week ahead.

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      @Mary Crowther: That's music to my ears, MareeT! Your new favourite is all I heard :) Enjoy it as much as I do when you try it. Have a blessed weekend.

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      Mary Crowther 3 years ago from Havre de Grace

      I love quiche because it is so versatile, but Cheesy Vegetable and Macaroni Pie might become my new favorite!

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      Rhonda Lytle 3 years ago from Deep in the heart of Dixie

      This looks scrumptious! I want to dive right in with a spoon. I like how you slipped in the veggies. i have to try making this.

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      @SusanDeppner: Then you all know good things, Susan52! Enjoy it as much as I do when you try it. Thanks for visiting and have a blessed weekend.

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      @Merrci: Help yourself, Merrci :)) Glad you liked the photo. Thanks for visiting and have a blessed weekend.

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Sounds so good! I love the idea of adding the fresh vegetables. We'd love this at our house!

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      Merry Citarella 3 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

      I'd like to reach in there with a fork! Delicious Freshstart7. What a great photo too.