Thursday, April 18, 2019

Enjoy Your Favorites | Classic Macaroni and Cheese Casserole Baked In a Water Bath

Our good friend Jean  shared her fabulous favorite homemade classic Macaroni and Cheese Casserole recipe bake that she serves at her annual buffet during the Christmas holiday season. You can make this Bistro mac and cheese anytime of year for any gathering ! Works up great for Easter and Thanksgiving too!

Macaroni and Cheese Casserole




It's one of the best mac & cheese recipes to serve at a buffet, because it can be cut into squares.  It's very firm and not runny, and can easily be served on your good dinnerware or serving plates, or even festive paper or plastic plates.

BakedMacaroni and Cheese in Water Bath


My husband and I had been boating enthusiasts for many years, and bought our first boat about 1 week after we got back from our honeymoon. We still get together with our good friends from the marina that we would travel with.

Try this classic macaroni and cheese casserole recipe baked in a water bath and make it one of your family favorites!  The grandkids always enjoy it and your children will too! You can turn this from a brunch side dish into a frugal meal, simply by adding some ham or tuna fish!

Go upscale and make a bistro mac and cheese using a wonderful cheese such as Smoked Gouda or Swiss Gruyere.

Baked Macaroni and Cheese Casserole


This old-fashioned comfort food mac and cheese sets up  in a water bath. Anything made the old-fashioned way is really worth the effort!

Kitchen cleaning is easy with these Crochet Handmade Dishcloths from my Moomettes Crochet Shop!


Classic Macaroni & Cheese Casserole Baked In a Water Bath

1 1/4 cup scalded milk
3/4 cup soft bread crumbs (broken in pieces)
3 tbl butter
1 1/2 cup cooked elbow macaroni
tsp salt
1/2 lb grated Vermont Cabot sharp cheddar cheese
2 well beaten eggs

Pour scalded milk over bread crumbs.
Combine with butter, macaroni, salt, cheese, eggs.
Mix together.
Place in buttered flat 8 x 8 pan (if using oblong, increase recipe).
Top with breadcrumbs
Sprinkle with paprika.
To cook: put pan in water bath (broiler pan); 1/2 - 1" water (important)
Bake 375 for 45 minutes. To reheat - till warm and bubbly.

© Frugal New England Kitchen