The Pioneer Woman Tasty Kitchen
Profile Photo

Lighter Mac N’ Cheese

0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep:

Cook:

Level: Easy

System:

6
x

Print Options

Page size Letter 3x5 4x6
Text Size Small Medium Large
Content Include description
Include prep time, etc.
Show image

Description

A lighter version of one of America’s favorite dishes!

Ingredients

  • ½ pounds Pasta (traditionally Made With Elbow Macaronis, But I Used Gemellis)
  • 2 cups Saltine Crackers, Crushed
  • 3-½ cups Cheddar Cheese, Shredded
  • 3 Tablespoons Melted Butter
  • 1 Tablespoon Unmelted Butter
  • 1 whole Egg
  • ½ cups Milk
  • ¼ Tablespoons Salt
  • ¼ Tablespoons Pepper
  • ¼ Tablespoons Red Pepper Flakes

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Boil a pot of water to cook your pasta in. While that’s heating grease a standard sized baking dish (I used a round dish but an 8×8 square would work as well).

Cook pasta according to package instructions for al dente, then drain and set aside.

In a bowl combine crushed saltine crackers, 1/2 of the cheese, and the melted butter. Mix to combine, then add half of the mixture to the bottom of your baking dish.

Add cooked pasta to a separate bowl, and add in the rest of your cheese as well as your un-melted butter. Mix to combine, then crack in your egg and add in your milk, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes. Give it a good mix to make sure everything is evenly coated. Add it all to your baking dish and top off with your remaining cracker mixture. Lightly spray the top with cooking spray and bake in the oven for 25 minutes.

Allow to cool for 5 minutes, then slice up and serve!

No Comments

You must be logged in to post a comment.

No Reviews

You must be logged in to post a review.

Related Recipes

Grilled Honey Lime Chicken
Profile Photo by Kelley Simmons @ Chef Savvy in Main Courses
Super easy Grilled Honey Lime Chicken. Sweet, zesty and crispy on...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 4 Level: Easy


Chicken Basque
Profile Photo by LoveandRisotto in Main Courses
This chicken basque is a one-pot dish that will fill your...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 4 Level: Easy


Slow Cooker Mango Chicken and Sweet Potato Bowls
Profile Photo by Taylor Kiser in Main Courses
This whole30-approved slow cooker mango chicken has a sweet, tropical ...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 4 Level: Easy


One Pan Chicken Dinner
Profile Photo by Jack Kelly in Main Courses
Chicken, veggies and pasta all in one pan, done in 30...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 3 Level: Easy


Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs
Profile Photo by LoveandRisotto in Main Courses
These stuffed meatballs are simply amazing! Packed with flavor and cheese,...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 6 Level: Easy