Macaroni pasta and cheese, in fact any cheese are made for each other. I wonder if there can be any pasta being prepared or cooked with out cheese. This particular Macaroni cheese recipes is super loaded with cheddar and mozzarella cheese and both have super nutrients.
During the baking, you have to be careful not to over bake this dish. If you do, it will cause the macaroni and the cheese to form a crusty layer along the bottom and lower sides. You can use or replace the cheese with your favorite ones. Any type of shredded cheese will work including Monterey Jack, Swiss or Parmesan.
The preparation time is approximately 10 minutes and baking time about 30 minutes. That means that the dish will be ready for serving within 40 minutes.
RECIPES/INGREDIENTS/PREPARATION FOR 4 SERVINGS:
1. 4 C of macaroni
2. 1 1/3 C of water + 1 T of olive oil
3. 1 (8 oz.) pkg cheddar cheese shredded and divided
4. 1 (8 oz ) pkg mozzarella cheese, shredded and divided
5. 5 garlic cloves chopped and divided
6. 1 t dried oregano, divided
7. 1/2 t salt + 1/4 t of pepper
8. 2 yellow bell pepper, cored, seeded and cut into strips
9. 3 C of broccoli florets + 3 C of loosely packed fresh spinach, shredded.
10. 3 Plum tomatoes, chopped
To start, first, set the oven temperature to 450 degrees allowing the oven to preheat.
Spray a cast iron Dutch oven well with a non stick cooking spray and pour the macaroni into the prepared pan.
Then add the olive oil to the water in the measuring cup and stir until combined.
Now, pour the mixture over the macaroni and stir until the macaroni is well coated.
Spread the coated macaroni evenly over the bottom of the pan and place both types of cheese into a mixing bowl and toss to combine.
Sprinkle half of the cheese mixture over the macaroni.Then scatter half of the garlic over the cheese.
Sprinkle half of the oregano and all of the salt and pepper evenly over the top and layer the bell pepper strips into the pan.
Then, spread the broccoli over the bell peppers and cover with the remaining cheese.
Sprinkle the remaining garlic and oregano over the cheese and top up with spinach and the tomatoes.
Finally, cover and bake for 30 minutes or until the cheese has completely melted and the macaroni is soft and tender.
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