Thursday, September 17, 2009

Foodie Friday: Mac 'N Cheese with Pep!

This is a family favorite and to be honest, we all talked about our Josh, now in college, because he is so in love with food and this was one of his favorites.  Gosh, we really miss him.  I hope you all like this easy recipe.  Be sure to stop in over at Michael's at Designs By Gollum for links to more fabulous Foodie Friday recipes.

Mac 'N Cheese with Pep

Feel free to substitute the Pep with any meat such as sausage, chicken, prosciutto, bacon, it's limitless.  Also, the cheese can be any combination you like, from strong flavored to mild and light.  We love lots of cheese so we mix it up and go with a lot of cheese.  Here are the instructions and ingredients.  Enjoy.

1 cup elbow macaroni
1 cup milk
1 cup cheese (we used italian and sharp cheddar)
1/4 Italian flavored bread crumbs
2 large eggs
1/4 cup chopped pepperoni





Cook the macaroni according to directions on the box minus a few minutes.  You want these to be al dente because they will cook longer in the over and you don't want them to be soggy.

Set your oven to 350 degrees.

While you wait, whip the eggs a little bit, combine eggs and milk.

Add eggs and milk to drained macaroni.  Add the cheese and pepperoni.

Sprinkle a layer of bread crumbs over the pasta.

Sprinkle with cheese and then again a little more bread crumbs.  This will make the best crust ever!

Bake at 350 for 18-22 minutes.  Don't let it dry up, you want to take it out of the over while you could still see milk bubbling.  Let it sit for about 5 minutes before serving!