Grandma Vivvy's Baked Macaroni & Cheese w/ Tomatoe

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Linda Kauppinen

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@cyrene

This recipe belonged to my late mother-in-law Vivian Kauppinen, who was Finnish. Raising 6 children in rural upstate NY, I'm sure that you did what you could to get a balanced meal for everyone.
My first thoughts on this dish were very negative when it was dished onto my plate. But upon tasting it, now that was a different story. The mixture of cheese, spices and tomatoes plays nicely on the palate and makes this dish not so boring for the taste buds. Give it a try! I'm sure that you will enjoy it too!
Note: Prep time includes cooking the elbow macaroni.

Rating:

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Comments:
Serves:
4-6
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
45 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 2 c
    elbow macaroni, cooked
  • 2 clove
    fresh garlic minced or garlic powder to taste
  • 1 tsp
    oregano, fresh
  • 2 - 3 Tbsp
    butter
  • 2 can(s)
    1 pound cans tomatoes
  • 1 - 2 pkg
    your choice of cheese ( i prefer to use mild sharp cheddar)

How to Make Grandma Vivvy's Baked Macaroni & Cheese w/ Tomatoe

Step-by-Step

  1. Cook macaroni according to instructions and drain.
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Mix first 4 ingredients together mixing well.
    Add the Tomatoes in mixing well. If you have whole tomatoes break them up with wooden spoon and distribute evenly.
  3. Note: Be sure to save enough cheese to cover the top of the top of your casserole.
  4. Mix in cheese with the elbow and tomato mixture. Use enough cheese that it will be relatively cheesy.
    Cover the top of your casserole with reserved cheese, using enough to completely cover it.
  5. Bake in a moderate oven at 350 degrees for approximately 30 to 45 minutes.
    Remove from oven and let sit for at least 5 minutes before serving.
    ENJOY!!

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About Grandma Vivvy's Baked Macaroni & Cheese w/ Tomatoe

Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American



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