Baked Macaroni

One time while I was preparing for a food ( i cannot remember what) I chose to buy Quickmelt cheese. When I open the box, I saw that their is a recipe of Baked Macaroni.

You see, I am not really into pasta. Although I wanted to bake lasagna or baked macaroni for a long time now, I cannot find simple recipe that I would be able to follow.

So I am happy to see that recipe. And happier because Luis, my greatest cooking critic ( my ten year old nephew who loves pasta, that he won’t even complain eating pasta for months..hahaha!). Promise, this one is simple and YUMMY!

I prepared this for Luis birthday (that is TODAY) and even the husband who have told me he does not like BAKED MAC loves it too! In fact, they finished up the two trays that I baked. They meaning my older brother, LUIS (who consumed one try by himself) and my dearest hubby.

Ingredients :

450 gms

1/2 cup butter

1 tsp minced garlic

1/2 cup chopped onion

1/2 kilo ground chicken (but i always used pork)

1 cup ham, chopped

1/2 cup red bell peppers, chopped

2 cups tomato sauce

1/2 cup chicken or pork broth (depends on the ground meat you used)

1 tsp salt

3/4 cups pepper (if you are using Mc Cormick, assessed how much pepper you will be using )

2 tbsp sugar

1 cup quickmelt cheese, grated ( i sometimes add a bit more cheese)

How to cook :

1. Cook pasta according to the package directions

2. In a sauce pan, melt butter and saute the rest of the ingredients (except cheese). Allow mixture to simmer for 5 to 10 minutes.

3. Toss noodles with prepared sauce. Place in oven proof baking dish and sprinkle with grated cheese on top.

4. Bake at 180 degrees celsius preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until cheese melts.

Source : back label of Magnolia quickmelt cheese. The label also contains recipe of Bacon Mushroom Melt and Baked Mussels.

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