Wednesday, June 1, 2011

MrsDrPoe: Monster Macaroni and Cheese

When I say "macaroni and cheese," Mr. Poe does not typically think "meal"...but I think I've developed a pretty monstrous Macaroni and Cheese dish. Again, I don't measure very much, so taste as you go and make this your own!

Ingredients: 1 box macaroni noodles, 1/4 cup diced onion, 8 oz diced chicken (not shown), 1 can petite diced tomatoes (drained, not shown), 3 Tbs olive oil (divided), 3 cups milk, 2 Tbs flour (not shown), 2 tbs pepper (not shown), 2 tbs salt (not shown), 2 tbs garlic powder (not shown), 1/2 tsp nutmeg (not shown), 2-3 cups cheese (divided, any kind).

While boiling the noodles, add 1 Tbs of the olive oil, chicken and onion in a 10" skillet. Cook over med heat until the chicken is fully cooked and the onions are transparent.

Remove the chicken and onions from the skillet, and add the remaining 2 Tbs of olive oil and 2 Tbs of flour. Whisk together to make a roux, and cook for 1-2 min. Add milk and seasonings, whisking occasionally on med-high until thickened slightly.

Add all but 1/2 cup of the cheese, whisking frequently until well combined. Remove from the heat, and add the drained tomatoes, cooked chicken and onions. Toss with tongs. Pour pasta in a large casserole dish; dump cheese mixture over the noodles and toss again until well coated. Sprinkle remaining cheese on top.

Bake at 350 degrees until bubbly. Then serve...mmm mmm good!


  1. Please make this for me when I am back to eating massive amounts of dairy. Sounds delish!!