Grandma's Macaroni & Cheese

Nancy Allen


This recipe I found in a cook book and thought it sounded so different from the usual mac/chees. We enjoyed it!


★★★★★ 1 vote

8-10 servings
20 Min
1 Hr


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  • 1
    28 oz. can whole stewed tomatoes, quarter each stewed tomato
  • 4 c
    elbow macaroni, cooked
  • 1 medium
    bell pepper, chopped (any color)
  • 1 small
    yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 c
    cheese, shredded (i've used chedder and parmesan)
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter, cubed
  • ·
    milk (follow instructions for milk in recipe)
  • 1/2 c
    bread or cracker crumbs (i've used panko & also ritz crumbs)
  • 1 bunch
    fresh oregano, thyme, or basil (you could use one or a combination)

How to Make Grandma's Macaroni & Cheese


  1. Drain and reserve juice from tomatoes. Grease a 9x13 casserole dish and layer ingredients in the following order, 1/2 of the macaroni, yellow onion, bell pepper, tomatoes, cheese and fresh herb of your choice. Repeat all layers.
  2. Top with dots of butter. Pour tomato juice and enough milk to come up about half way up the sides of the dish. Top with the bread or cracker crumbs. Seal dish tightly with foil.
  3. Bake at 350 for 1 hour. Serve with tossed salad and garlic toast.

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About Grandma's Macaroni & Cheese

Course/Dish: Pasta
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American

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