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
1 pk. macaroni 20 oz
2½ cups grated cheddar cheese
1 pimento pepper, chopped finely
1½ cup evaporated milk, at room temperature
2 tbsp. butter
1½ tbsp. flour
½ tsp. white or black pepper
½ tsp. paprika
½ 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. 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.
Eggless Macaroni Pie FAQs:
- How long should I cook the roux? The roux should be cooked for a few minutes, don't let it get darker. As soon as the roux has thicken, remove from the heat.
- What variation are there for this recipe? You can use three different types of cheese in this meal such as cheddar cheese and parmesan cheese.
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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Eggless Macaroni Pie
- 1 pk 20 oz macaroni*
- 2 ½ cups grated cheese
- 1 pimento pepper chopped finely
- 1 ½ cup evaporated milk
- 2 tablespoon butter unsalted
- 1 ½ tablespoon flour
- ½ teaspoon white or black pepper
- ½ teaspoon paprika
- ½ teaspoon parsley dried or 1 tsp. fresh
- 1 teaspoon 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.
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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... 🙂
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
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! 🙂
It really is Dora and really delicious too. You don't even miss the egg 🙂
could you give the recipe for the macaroni pie using the egg as well?
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!
thank you i tried your recipe today it was great
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
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 😉
I AM SO HAPPY THAT I STUMBLED UPON YOUR WEBSITE. I AM VEGETARIAN AND DEFINITELY LOVE THE FACT THAT YOU HAVE A LOT OF VEGETARIAN RECIPES. I AM DEFINITELY GOING TO TRY THIS AND MANY MORE RECIPES.
KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK
I added some vegetables to this macaroni pie such as baigan tomato garlic spinach jalapeño sweet pepper red onion. It was a lot of macaroni so I had to use 2 dishes to bake them. I also added a cream of asparagus to the macaroni. Ran out of paprika so I used some chili pepper and Cajun pepper. I also added some basil. Came out ok. Wondering what to make to go with it.
Since you added the vegetables to the macaroni, you could add a green salad to further complement the macaroni pie and a meat or meat substitute.