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Caribbean Macaroni Pie

A sweeter version of the classic Caribbean baked macaroni and cheese dish.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Caribbean
Keyword caribbean macaroni pie, mac pie, macaroni pie, macaroni pie recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 639kcal
Author Shareba | In Search Of Yummy-ness

Ingredients

  • 2 cups elbow macaroni , uncooked
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 2/3 cups evaporated milk , (measure from 2 cans of Carnation milk)
  • 3 1/2 cups cheddar cheese , grated, reserve 1/2 cup for topping
  • 1/4 tsp white pepper
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • salt , to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Boil macaroni in salted water approximately 8 minutes, or according to package instructions. Once cooked, drain and set aside. 
  • In a large bowl, beat eggs until fluffy.
  • Add milk, pepper, sugar and salt and stir until combined.
  • Stir in 3 cups of cheese, and the cooked macaroni.
  • Pour into a greased, 9x11 baking dish and top with reserved 1/2 cup of cheese.
  • Bake until firm, 35-40 minutes.
  • Allow pie to rest for 10-15 minutes before serving.

Notes

Tips:
  • Cold cheese is easier to shred than warm cheese
  • In Trinidad, people use New Zealand cheddar cheese but you can use whatever you have available
  • If the cheese on top begins to brown too quickly, cover it with tin foil for the remaining baking time.
Please note that the nutritional information for this recipe is only an estimate, and has been calculated using a plugin. 

Nutrition

Calories: 639kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 184mg | Sodium: 564mg | Potassium: 543mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 1050IU | Vitamin C: 2.1mg | Calcium: 794mg | Iron: 1.7mg