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Macaroni Pie

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Introduction

My friend made this for us and our little boys, we all loved it and now it's a regular in my house. I've always got it in the freezer ready for emergencies! It's easier than the recipe first appears.

My friend made this for us and our little boys, we all loved it and now it's a regular in my house. I've always got it in the freezer ready for emergencies! It's easier than the recipe first appears.

Ingredients

Serves: 6

Metric Cups
  • 1 onion (chopped)
  • 1 clove garlic (crushed)
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • white pepper
  • 700 grams minced beef
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ tablespoon dried oregano
  • 225 grams tomato passata
  • 50 grams butter
  • 50 grams plain flour
  • 425 millilitres milk
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 50 grams parmesan cheese
  • 225 grams macaroni (dry weight)
  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • 200 grams cheddar cheese (grated)
  • 1 onion (chopped)
  • 1 clove garlic (crushed)
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • white pepper
  • 25 ounces ground beef
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ tablespoon dried oregano
  • 8 ounces tomato passata
  • 2 ounces butter
  • 2 ounces all-purpose flour
  • 14⅞ fluid ounce milk
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 ounces parmesan cheese
  • 8 ounces macaroni (dry weight)
  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • 7 ounces cheddar cheese (grated)

Method

Macaroni Pie is a community recipe submitted by dextersmummy and has not been tested by Nigella.com so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • Preheat oven to 190C.
  • Cook the macaroni, stir through a little drizzle of olive oil to stop it sticking together, set it aside.
  • Fry the onion & garlic, add the beef and some salt & pepper. Brown the meat then drain off the fat. Add the herbs (not the nutmeg) and passata. Stir well and set aside.
  • In a saucepan, melt 40g of the butter, add the flour and, stirring, add the milk, a little salt & pepper, the nutmeg and the parmesan cheese. Stir as it thickens up and then set aside.
  • In a large bowl or pan add the beaten egg and 10g of melted butter to the mararoni, mix well.
  • To make up the pie layer: -Half the macaroni mixture -All of the meat & passata mix -Half of the grated cheddar -The remaining macaroni mixture -Spread the white cheese sause over the top -Sprinkle with the remaining grated cheddar Bake for 45 mins to 1 hour, until browned and bubbling :)
  • Preheat oven to 190C.
  • Cook the macaroni, stir through a little drizzle of olive oil to stop it sticking together, set it aside.
  • Fry the onion & garlic, add the beef and some salt & pepper. Brown the meat then drain off the fat. Add the herbs (not the nutmeg) and passata. Stir well and set aside.
  • In a saucepan, melt 40g of the butter, add the flour and, stirring, add the milk, a little salt & pepper, the nutmeg and the parmesan cheese. Stir as it thickens up and then set aside.
  • In a large bowl or pan add the beaten egg and 10g of melted butter to the mararoni, mix well.
  • To make up the pie layer: -Half the macaroni mixture -All of the meat & passata mix -Half of the grated cheddar -The remaining macaroni mixture -Spread the white cheese sause over the top -Sprinkle with the remaining grated cheddar Bake for 45 mins to 1 hour, until browned and bubbling :)
  • Additional Information

    I serve this warm with a big salad and garlic bread, or hot with a selection of vegetables. It sounds difficult to make but really isn't, and if you are dieting a small portion with salad or veg really does fill you up. I think it's delicious!

    I serve this warm with a big salad and garlic bread, or hot with a selection of vegetables. It sounds difficult to make but really isn't, and if you are dieting a small portion with salad or veg really does fill you up. I think it's delicious!

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