Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Baked Macaroni and Cheese

My mother in law made this for me when my husband was out of town last week. It was wonderful, so I had to immediately make another batch! It is quick, easy and tasty! I actually added some steamed, diced Asparagus to the recipe and a buttery bread crumb topping which made it even better!

This recipe came to us via one of her long time friends Mollie. I have her words of wisdom at the bottom of this blog.

3 cups cooked elbow macaroni
2 eggs beaten
1.5 cups shredded sharp Tillamook Cheese
2 cups of milk (may need a bit more)
Salt and pepper to taste
4 spears of Asparagus steamed and chopped into 1 inch pieces
1/2 cup plain bread crumbs
2 tbl butter, melted

Butter an 8X8 square baking pan

Mix the macaroni, eggs, cheese, salt, pepper and Asparagus together

Place in the baking dish and add milk (the milk should be showing thru the top of the macaroni)

Mix the bread crumbs and the melted butter, sprinkle on the top of the dish

Bake at 350 -375 until set and golden brown, about 40 minutes

**chopped onion and/or diced ham would be a great addition**

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MaryBeth said...

Yummo! How can you go wrong with any type of mac & cheese.

MeadowLark said...

The key is probably the Tillamook cheese. ;) Nothing else is quite the same!

Ning said...

We love Macaroni and Cheese. First time I have heard of Tillamook Cheese though...

Raquel said...

You are killing me here . . .I love home-made mac-n-cheese. Won't touch the box stuff. I like the addition of asparagus and I think broccoli and cauliflower would go nice, too! Much love, Raquel XO

Lisa said...

Love mac and cheese and the asparagus sounds so good.

isandweg said...

I have been looking for a new way of making mac and cheese. I think I have found it!
They surely look yummy!

Hannah with Tillamook Cheese said...

This sounded so good that I shared the link with the Tillamook twitter followers. Would you mind if I linked to your blog on the Tillamook fan page on Facebook?

Mom said...

Glad to see your improvements on the Mac and Cheese.
Good job!

My friends name is Mollie, not Millie - just for the record. :)

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to let you know, that I love your blog. You have great recipes on here and I look forward to seeing more. Keep up the great work. BTW - I can't wait to try the mac and cheese recipe!!!

Jan said...

I know mac & cheese is an American institution, but I confess, I've never had it! All right, all right I'll put the macaroni on to boil right now.

Seriously, Cheryl, this looks so good.

Cheryl said...

Yum on the Mac and Cheese. :-)

Jake Ten Pas said...

Putting asparagus in your mac and cheese is an inspired notion, Cheryl. Although, truthfully, you had us at "buttery bread crumb topping." We at the Tillamook Cheese Fan Club want you to know that we were so taken by your recipe that we decided to make it our Post of the Day. To view it, or to see others' inspired cheese creations, see
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