Jenn's Bahamian Mac N Cheese
June 28, 2016
Categories: Comfort Food, Casseroles, Side Dishes, Dairy, Cheese, Cheddar, Pasta, Carribbean, Budget-Friendly, Cooking For A Crowd, Kid Pleaser, Entertaining, Game/Sports Day, Picnic, Potluck, Sunday Dinner, Winter, Weeknight Meals, Oven Bake, Stove Top, Vegetarian, Make it from scratch, Macaroni, Evaporated Milk, Spicy, Kosher Dairy more
"Folks in the Bahamas LOVE their Mac N Cheese. Once, when travelling in the Virgin Islands, I discovered they do, too - and it was on every menu regardless of the cuisine. I wonder why that is. Anyways, here's a Bahamian version, straight from the islands. UPDATED per review, to add a bit of butter to the cooked macaroni!"
- Serving Size: 1 (176.4 g)
- Calories 419.4
- Total Fat - 18.2 g
- Saturated Fat - 10.6 g
- Cholesterol - 110.4 mg
- Sodium - 674 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 38.1 g
- Dietary Fiber - 4.1 g
- Sugars - 2.4 g
- Protein - 28.6 g
- Calcium - 685.6 mg
- Iron - 2.1 mg
- Vitamin C - 5.4 mg
- Thiamin - 0.3 mg
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Butter a 9x13 pan and set aside.
Bring a pot of water to a high boil. Cook the macaroni according to package instructions for al dente MINUS 3 minutes. It will continue to cook in the oven. Add the butter and stir till melted and coated.
Meanwhile, mince the onion, bell pepper, and habanero pepper. Heat the evaporated milk in a sauce pan on medium heat for about 5 minutes. Don't boil it, just heat it.
Drain the macaroni and return it to the pot. Stir in the warm milk, onions, peppers, and 1/2 the cheese. Allow to cool 2 minutes.
Transfer macaroni to the 9 x 13 pan and pour the beaten eggs on top. Use a fork or spoon to work the eggs into the macaroni a little. You don't need to stir them, just distribute the eggs and let them settle in a bit.
Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Sprinkle with paprika.
Bake 35-40 minutes. It will develop a nice golden crust on top. Let set by cooling slightly, then cut in to rectangles to serve.
Tips & Variations
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