I love this dish. It is easy and I can double or triple the recipe and freeze it uncooked. It is also very versital, which I love. You can use different cheeses and meat combinations or no meat at all if you choose. I always like to throw in mushrooms and raw spinache in if I have it on hand. Everyone seems to like this dish.
Whole Wheat Macaroni and Cheese Pie Recipe
3 cups dry whole wheat macaroni
1 lb grated cheese (If I'm making it with ham, I use swiss, if I'm using hamburger or sausage, I use sharp cheddar)
3 cups milk
1 Tbl salt
1/4 tsp pepper
*optional: ham, sausage, hamburger, shredded meat, mushrooms, garlic onion, green or red pepper, raw spinache or herbs
Cook macaroni until tender. Use a little oil to keep it from sticking, can add some salt to the water, too. Drain. While that is cooking, mix together eggs, milk, salt and pepper in a mixing bowl. Mix well. Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease a 9x13 pan if needed (I use stoneware, so I never have to grease). Sprinkle a good layer of cheese over macaroni. If using meat or another optional ingredients, sprinkle that over next. Then sprinkle on the remaining cheese. Pour milk and egg mixture over the top evenly. May dot top with butter before baking if using a low-fat cheese. Bake 45 minutes to an hour or until middle is set solid and sides and top are crusty.
Even your pickiest eaters should love this one :)