Macaroni Pizza is a variation of Macaroni and Cheese or maybe it's a variation of pizza. Whatever it is, it's a delicious casserole for your dinner or supper.
My friend, Delcie first introduced this tasty dish to me at a church potluck. She not only made the dish but gave me the recipe as well. It was on one of those supermarket tear-off recipes promoting a particular product used in the casserole. I thought it was so thoughtful of her to think of me. I was hooked on it the minute I put it in my mouth and as far as I can tell so is everyone else. Her dish is scraped clean by the time a potluck is over. It has all the best features of both Macaroni and Cheese and Pizza. How good is that!
This is one of Delcie's signature dishes. (She also makes a killer Scalloped Potatoes!) This is also one of the casseroles she drops off at someone's house when there is a sickness or a funeral in the family. When Don was convalescing from appendicitis, Delcie showed up at our door with a dish of Macaroni Pizza. I can tell you that was a much appreciated gift that we enjoyed eating the next couple of days.
Try this delicious Macaroni Pizza and you won't be sorry and your family will praise your cooking skills and ask for seconds. (Now, if you could only get them to clean up the kitchen!)
Added Note: Delcie told me, since this was published, that she uses cheddar cheese so it will be more like a traditional mac and cheese. It's delicious either way!
2 cups uncooked macaroni
½ cup milk
1 egg, beaten
Pinch of salt
2 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese, divided (Use the stretchy pizza cheese if you can find it.)
1 cup chunky vegetable pasta sauce or your favourite
Pizza topping of you choice (mushrooms, onions, peppers, pineapple, etc.)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 10-inch round baking dish or a use a rectangular dish of the same volume.
Cook macaroni according to package directions for 6-8 minutes or until tender.
Beat milk and egg together. Add 1 cup of cheese, pinch of salt, and the cooked macaroni. Mix well.
Spread mixture evenly into the prepared dish. Spoon pasta sauce evenly over macaroni. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Cover with favourite toppings. Bake in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until set. Let sit 5 minutes before cutting.
Makes 6-8 servings.
Boil the macaroni and drain. Beat the eggs, milk and salt together and mix with the macaroni and mozzarella cheese. Spread the mixture in the prepared pan.
Spread the macaroni with your choice of pasta sauce. I just use what I have on hand. Sprinkle the top with the reserved cheese and your favourite toppings. I like green pepper or any pepper as a topping but didn't have any in the house. I used onion, mushrooms, black olives and pineapple. Pop it in the oven for 30 minutes or until bubbly and starting to brown on top.
Let sit 5 minutes before serving. This will allow for easier serving.
Doesn't that look like a pizza?
But there's that macaroni making an appearance. And that's why this is called. . .
Have a bite!