Caribbean Cooking: Macaroni Pie

Meet my friend Aqiyla! Today she is going to teach us to make a yummy Caribbean dish called macaroni pie. Aqiyla hails from Canada, but her family is actually originally from the Caribbean. This is a meal that her grandparents brought from these sunny islands years ago.

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First, gather your ingredients:

-Elbow macaroni

-2 or 3 eggs

-1 1/2 cup condensed milk

-Cheese to your liking

-Oil or nonstick spray

-Salt and pepper

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Next, boil, your macaroni. You want it to be al dente at this stage, so don’t let it get soggy!

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While the macaroni is boiling, crack 2 to 3 eggs in a bowl and beat them. We used three eggs, but you may only need two. I bought the baby eggs because they are literally half the price of jumbo eggs at our neighborhood Asian market.

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When your macaroni is done boiling, drain it and mix in the egg. Make sure to stir it in quickly, so that you don’t end up with giant chunks of scrambled egg as they cook in your hot noodles!

Also, preheat your oven to 350* F or 170* C.

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After the egg, mix in your condensed milk. Make sure you have enough enough to thoroughly coat your noodles with a thin film of milk left at the bottom of the bowl. This means you’ll need to stir it in a bit at a time and fold it into your noodles somewhat slowly.

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Next, salt and pepper to taste.

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Now, your macaroni is ready to go into the baking dish! Grease your dish and pour in the macaroni.

I used a pot because I don’t own baking dish.

That’s how it goes when you sell everything and start over.

Once you pour it into the dish, sprinkle cheese generously, according to your preference. Yum.

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Put the macaroni in the oven. Let it bake for 30-45 min. When it the cheese looks dark, crispy, and bubbly, it is done!

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Serve and enjoy!

This was a win at our house. It’s simple to make and a good break from the pasta dishes I routinely make for dinner. We’ll be adding this to the recipe box for sure!

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4 thoughts on “Caribbean Cooking: Macaroni Pie

  1. Pieces like this are great for pitching yourself to a good food magazine or even e-book series. People love incorporating cultural meals during the holidays- especially the all inclusive America! Reaching out for staples from other great cultures- didn’t get more American then that. Try writing a few articles including your top recipes, cultural embellishments, and even health benefits of the meal. Offer great side options and typical events you would serve these dishes for- then write pitches tailored just for those articles! Let me know what you think. I would love to collaborate some time later on!

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    1. That’s a great idea! I’ll work on expanding and polishing it this week. And I’d love to collaborate sometime; let me know! Question– can I use articles from my blog in pitches or do publications require unpublished works?

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      1. I would recommend using blog post, especially those with great feedback from readers! When putting an idea- it should be an unpublished piece, strictly for the editors consumption! But if your pitching yourself unpublished works serve little purpose because you have gotten exposure or feedback. Still they do show the diversity in writing- especially if your blog is on a certain non-Generalized topic.

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  2. Was thinking of trying out this recipe. But as I read the ingredients list & compared it to your photo something didn’t seem right. The list of ingredients call for “1 1/2 cup condensed milk” but the photo shows a can of “Evaporated Milk”. which one should be used?

    And in the directions it says, “After the egg, mix in your condensed milk.”. I use both evaporated milk & condensed milk quite often and the consitency of the milk in the photo looks to thin to be condensed milk. 🙂

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