Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Weird Mac and Cheese Recipe

Today I was sitting at my desk talking to my boyfriend about how weird Google is when I realised that it was almost noon and I was getting hungry. So I took a look at the kitchen cupboard, grabbed a few vegetables from the veggie basket and I was ready to improvise a lunch to which I gave the name of "Weird Mac and Cheese" since it goes really far from the regular macaroni and cheese recipe.

This recipe is simple and it is a little lighter than regular the regular Mac and Cheese with more vegetables plus it does not require much preparation time.

So, are we ready to start?

For this recipe I used:

  • 100g of macaroni (roughly a quarter of a 500g packet, that was for 1 person)
  • 4 tomatoes
  • 1 small green pepper
  • a bunch of spring onions
  • a little dried thyme leaves
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 tablespoon of ketchup
  • a drop of soya sauce
  • about 40g of cheese (grated)
  • salt and pepper
  • Oil (to be put in the boiling water with the macaroni and to cook the sauce)
First start by filling a large saucepan with water and putting it on the stove on full heat. When the water starts boiling, drop in a large pinch of salt and some oil and then throw in your macaronis.

Since I was using a cheap brand of macaroni, I had to constantly watch it while it's cooking. Be sure to turn it round with a wooden spoon every minute or so or else the macaronis might stick to your saucepan. Check if the macaroni's cooked by tasting it or pinching it between your fingers. They should be cooked "al dente" that is not be too boiled and soft but not crunchy as well. Damn! This is getting complicated.

Then on the side, while your macaroni is getting boiled, chop your veggies. Then pour a tablespoon of oil in another saucepan and start by first dropping in the onion and then the green pepper. Let them cook for a minute before dropping in the tomatoes. Then add the spring onions and thyme, you can add a little ketchup now and a drop of soya sauce. Add salt and pepper and let the sauce cook for some minutes (until it starts looking like a real sauce).

When the sauce is ready, drop the macaroni into it or vise versa. It works both ways. Add the grated cheese on top and let it melt.

You can now eat it. Or your dog will have it if you ruined it. :p


  1. i loved this one.imagine coming home to a nice plate of macaroni cheese after a hard day!!

  2. I think of mac and cheese as a comfort food. Hehehe. Love it! I have never added veggies to my mac and cheese but this recipe sounds very nice. I will surely remember this next time I prepare macaroni. Thanks for sharing :)

  3. Veggie? Put some tuna flakes on it and then we're talking. hehee

  4. seems real tasty!