Macaroni Pie is a standard dish at most Caribbean get-togethers. It was also almost a staple for Sunday dinner as a child growing up in the Caribbean.
1 14 oz package macaroni (the one that is a bit longer than elbows)
4 cups grated cheddar cheese
1/2 cup evaporated milk
1 large egg
3 oz butter
2 tablespoons mayonnaise or Ranch dressing
1 small onion, chopped
Boil the macaroni in salted water (directions on package) until it is well done – al dente. Drain well. Add the butter and milk and mix well. Then add the mustard, white pepper, chopped onion, mayonnaise, and most of the cheese (save some cheese for the topping). Add more salt if needed. Mix until the macaroni is well coated and then add the egg and mix again.
Grease an over proof dish with a little butter and pour macaroni mixture into dish. Top with bread crumbs and left over grated cheese. For a crisper topping add small dollops of butter.
Bake at 350 F for about 30 min or until the top is golden brown and crusty and all liquid has been absorbed. Let the pie sit for about 15 min before cutting.