Eggless Macaroni Pie

Ok, this eggless macaroni pie recipe is for my vegetarian/ rastafarian readers: perhaps I could safely say it is macaroni pie gone “ital“.  LOL!   Anyway, I felt I wasn’t doing enough to cater to my vegetarian readers, so I decided to post this eggless macaroni pie recipe.

A Sunday Eggless Macaroni Pie

Macaroni pie is truly a staple in trini cooking, especially on Sundays.  In fact, in my very first attempt at cooking on my own, I made a macaroni pie.  It came out wonderful: nice and golden with a little crispiness at the top. Of course this was because I grated a little extra cheese ( I just love cheese!!) … Oh! and from day one I was experimenting, because I remember adding some slices of sausage on top of the cheese which wasn’t really an ingredient in the recipe….. So you see this macaroni dish is special to me.

Now we come to this variation of our famous trini macaroni pie. Eggless macaroni pie is just as simple as the ordinary macaroni pie we make in Trinidad. The only difference is that to bind the macaroni we’ll use a thick sauce. To make it even thicker and more effective, we will also add extra cheese ( more cheese yummy!). The sauce is the same white sauce we usually make for lasagna, lasagna rolls, yam pie etc. It’s simple and easy to follow.

Well, let’s begin.  Shall we?  Enough of me talking.  Here’s eggless macaroni pie: made especially for my vegetarian readers and rastafarian brethren. Enjoy!

Eggless Macaroni Pie

Eggless Macaroni Pie

EGGLESS MACARONI PIE

1 pk macaroni 20 oz
2 1/2 cups grated cheese
1 pimento pepper, chopped finely
1 1/2 cup evaporated milk
2 tbsp butter
1 1/2 tbsp flour
1/2 tsp white or black pepper
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp parsley
1 tsp tomato paste

Boil the macaroni, drain and set aside.
Melt the butter over a medium flame.
Then add the flour while stirring continuously.
Let cook for about 1 minute. Try to break up the lumps of flour.
Add the milk and stir.
Add the grated cheese…
and stir into a smooth paste.
Note: To avoid burning, lower the flame.

Add the cheese sauce to the boiled macaroni and mix thoroughly.
Add the seasonings and tomato paste and mix again.
Pour the macaroni mixture in a greased baking dish 12 x 8 x 2 inches.
Sprinkle grated cheese on top.
Note: Here I wouldn’t give an exact measurement. Just grate enough to cover the surface.
You could also sprinkle a bit of parsley on the cheese like we did!
Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees F or until the top looks golden. Serve cool.

Thinking to my self…..Since dis came out so delicious, ah think ah go have to venture into some veggie recipes for real…maybe ah lil soya someting or a cook up with peas and beans an’ some coconut milk ….then ah could try a ……

[Since this came out so delicious I think I will have to venture into doing some more vegetarian recipes...maybe something with soya chunks in it or a dish with peas and beans in a coconut sauce...then I could try....]

Ah gone! Jah! :-)

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10 Responses to Eggless Macaroni Pie

  1. Kate November 27, 2009 at 9:39 pm #

    That would be great for my daughter who is allergic to eggs and loves macaroni… but unfortunately she is allergic to dairy too… :( So I guess only plain macaroni for she… :)

  2. HEAVYT January 14, 2010 at 11:21 pm #

    Bredz just wanna say I luv your blog it makes me feel like Im back in trini. Im in ny and I love trying out your recipes :) bless

  3. Dora September 1, 2010 at 2:07 pm #

    i am definitely going to try this! i’ve been looking for something like this for a while now… all the others i have seen use something called ‘egg substitute’. but this one looks more wholesome. thanks for sharing this! :-)

  4. Felix September 1, 2010 at 2:51 pm #

    It really is Dora and really delicious too. You don’t even miss the egg :-)

  5. starpromises April 14, 2011 at 7:13 pm #

    could you give the recipe for the macaroni pie using the egg as well?

  6. Nicky130613 May 17, 2012 at 5:49 am #

    I always make my macaroni pie without eggs and I can always tell when others have used eggs in their recipe… I dont like it at all!

  7. Sheldon D March 22, 2013 at 9:58 am #

    thank you i tried your recipe today it was great

  8. Felicia F November 2, 2013 at 2:37 pm #

    Traditionally, this dishes is popular around the christmas holiday. My mother normally makes it with the egg, but im vegetarian so this is definitely something worth trying. Thanks for the recipe!! Jah bless

  9. internal_insomniac September 28, 2014 at 3:58 pm #

    Hi!
    I made this for lunch today and since I discovered it online, I always use this recipe whenever I make macaroni pie. It’s the best recipe I’ve ever used and I am definitely not a vegetarian ;-)

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