Trinidad Macaroni Pie Recipe

Macaroni Pie is a popular Caribbean dish and is a staple in many homes in Trinidad and Tobago. There are many variations of making Macaroni Pie including with breadcrumbs or different types of pasta. Below is a very quick and easy recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 500g Macaroni Pasta
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups Evaporated Milk (I use full cream milk if I don’t have evaporated works just as well)
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • ¼ tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Mustard
  • 1/2 tsp Italian herbs
  • 1/2 tsp All Purpose Seasoning
  • a pinch of cayenne pepper and paprika (optional)
  • 3½ or more cups grated strong cheddar cheese (reserve ½ cup for topping)

Method:

  • Add Water, Italian Herbs and Salt to a saucepan and bring to the boil.
  • Add your Macaroni to the boiling water and cook until tender (Approx 10-12 minutes) and drain.
  • Beat eggs until fluffy then combine macaroni, eggs, cheese, milk, all-purpose seasoning, salt and pepper.
  • Grease baking dish with butter.
  • Pour into the baking dish.
  • Evenly sprinkle top of pie with grated cheese.
  • Bake at 190°C (375°F) for 30 minutes. The top of the Macaroni Pie should be golden brown.

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