Sunday, December 2, 2012

EASY Mac and Cheese

I know I have told y'all about my love of Bisquick. I'm not ashamed to admit it either. I would almost bet, most American homes have a big yellow box in their pantry or cupboard. I personally love how versatile it is ...... Sure, you can make biscuits and pancakes .... waffles and dumplings - but you can use it in so many more things! Check out the Betty Crocker website sometime if you don't believe me! Seriously, I love the stuff!


I found this recipe a few years ago. If you're familiar with the "Impossibly Easy Pies" that Bisquick is famous for, then you'll understand the greatness of this mac and cheese. Although I don't make it too often, it is nice for lunch occasionally. It's different in that, you don't cook the noodles. You dump everything into a pie plate and let it do it's thing. This is a nice meal for when you've got 500 things going on and can't concentrate on one. It's easy to throw together. Serve it with a green veggie and maybe some fruit, and you've got a simple meatless meal (read budget-friendly)!

Personally, I like the color of the paprika and parsley on top, but feel free to omit them if you like. It doesn't really "do" anything for the dish except make it prettier, in my opinion! :)






EASY Mac and Cheese
Slightly adapted from Betty Crocker
Yield: 6 servings

2 cups Cheddar cheese, shredded, divided
1 cup elbow macaroni, uncooked
½ cup Bisquick
2¼ cups milk
¼ tsp. Tabasco or other hot pepper sauce
2 eggs
Paprika (optional)
Parsley (optional)

Heat the oven to 375°F. Spray a glass pie plate with cooking spray. Place macaroni evenly in the pie plate. Sprinkle with 1¾ cup of cheese. In a medium bowl, combine the Bisquick, milk, pepper sauce and eggs with a fork until well blended. Pour over the macaroni in the pie plate. Spray a square of foil large enough to cover the pie plate with cooking spray. Place the sprayed side down over the pie plate. Bake for 40 minutes. Uncover and bake an additional 8-10 minutes uncovered or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and sprinkle with paprika and parsley, if desired. Bake 1-2 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

I hope you enjoy!


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22 comments:

  1. Yum! I want some of that for dinner!

    Thanks for sharing at Mealtime Monday!

    Kaylee
    www.couponingncooking.com

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  2. My husband is a bread baker and hates mixes. I don't like to bake and love mixes. I agree bisquik is one of the most versatile. Great looking mac n cheese.

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  3. I tried this receipt It was delicious with cheese paste.

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  4. This would be a great dinner for my other-half (=hubby), thanks for the recipe!

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  5. That looks interesting. I'd be tempted to add some jalapenos or salsa to it. I guess I'm feeling spicy today ;-)

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  6. That looks great and I’m going to try it tonight.

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  7. Thanks for visiting my blog. You have a great blog and I am going to bookmark it so I can come back. Wonderful recipes...thanks for sharing!

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  8. This looks like a great recipe to try for when the grandkids come over! (Visiting from Melt in Your Mouth Monday)

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  9. Easy Mac and Cheese? Oh Yes Please!!! That sounds like I need some for lunch. See as how I am starving at the moment! I would love to have you come over and link up to my new Linky Party "Show Me Your Plaid Monday's"!
    http://www.pandpkitchen.com/2012/12/02/show-me-your-plaid-mondays-1/

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  10. I tend to have about 500 things going on when it's time to start cooking. Sounds like I'll have to give this a try for sure. I think paprika on top of cheesy dishes looks great!

    Over the weekend I was thinking I needed to get a box of Bisquick (which I hardly ever have--please don't hold that against me) to make sausage cheese balls. You've given me another reason to grab a box. Thanks for linking, Jamie!

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  11. I love how easy this sounds. I pinned it.

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  12. Not a clue what Bisquick is... duh, but I like the way you served it - almost looks like pizza!

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  13. I'm all for something easy like this after a busy day! Thanks!

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  14. Great idea, we always have Bisquick in the pantry.
    Thanks for sharing at the Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
    Adorned From Above,
    Debi.
    The Busy Bee's,
    Myrna and Joye.

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  16. Oooo, I might make this tonight! I can think of all kinds of "add-ins" to make it even more fun! Thanks for sharing at Meatless Monday!

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  17. I haven't made that impossible pie in ages. This looks like another great way to serve it! Thanks for sharing at Foodie Friends Friday!

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  18. Hi Jamie,
    We just love Mac N Cheese and your recipe looks awesome! Hope you have a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  19. Not only does this sound incredible, it looks incredible. A dish when everything gets plopped in, is my kind of dish Thanks for sharing, Jamie.

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  20. Hi Jamie,
    I am such a sucker for mac and cheese. This looks delicious. Thanks so much for sharing at Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/12/7-recipes-and-wednesdays-adorned-from.html
    Debi @ Adorned From Above
    Joye and Myrna @ The Busy Bee's
    Linda @ With A Blast

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  21. I think I know what's for dinner! Thanks for posting this recipe. (I'm sure my family will want to thank you soon too!)

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