Oven Baked Macaroni and Feta Cheese

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You guys, I know…

I can hear you…

“another blah blah Feta Cheese blah blah recipe” …

I KNOW! Please don’t roll your eyes!! Or worse, yet, walk away!

Don’t walk away!!! Take a seat. I promise this is good. Really good…

Here’s the dealio.

Are you tired of the same old mac ‘n cheese?

Have you been dreaming about baked macaroni with … ummm … a different kind of cheese?

Do you often think about adding a crunchy topping to your mac ‘n cheese? You didn’t see that one comin’, did ya! Yeah, I threw some fried bread crumbs on top – that’s some goooood stuff!

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Growing up, we used to eat this stuff all.the.time. Oven Baked Macaroni and Feta Cheese was on mom’s menu about every other week. This stuff is great. One pot + 4 forks = 1 happy family.

Okay, so, technically it’s a baking dish, not a pot, but, “One baking dish + 4 forks” didn’t look right.

Anywho. Darn technicalities…

I told my mom I was going to post this macaroni dish on my blog, and the first thing out of her mouth was, “Don’t go throwing in all them things that you like to throw into our food … give them the real recipe!”. She says I tweak “our” recipes too much. Our, as in Macedonian recipes.

I “tweak” because most of our recipes stop at salt and pepper. It’s very rare that you will see an herb in a Macedonian recipe. Garlic, onions, and parsley. That’s it. The buck stops there. I blame it all on Vegeta Food Seasoning.

So for the sake of keepin’ it real, I am going to give you the recipe as is – no tweaking. Minus Vegeta.

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Now you know there’s, like, nothing to this meal, right? It’s just some cooked macaroni swimming in custard with a sprinkle of feta. Aaaand some crunchy stuff on top. Easy peasy.

Give it a try. You might love it as much as I do.

ENJOY!

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Oven Baked Macaroni and Feta Cheese
 
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Oven baked macaroni made with a mixture of eggs, milk, and feta cheese, garnished with a crispy crumb topping.
Serves: Serves 4 to 6
Ingredients
  • 1 box (1 lb.) Elbow Macaroni, cooked according to the directions on the box
  • butter for greasing
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cups crumbled feta cheese
  • 5 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • salt and pepper, to taste
For the Topping
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups fresh bread crumbs, use a day old bread
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. Cook the macaroni in salted water. Drain.
  3. Generously butter a 13-by-9-inch glass baking dish.
  4. Pour cooked macaroni into baking dish and toss with 1 tablespoon olive oil.
  5. Mix in crumbled feta cheese.
  6. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, salt, and pepper.
  7. Pour the egg mixture over the macaroni; mixture should come about ¾ of the way up - it shouldn't cover the macaroni.
  8. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan.
  9. Add the fresh bread crumbs to the pan and cook over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until browned.
  10. Remove from heat and spread the bread crumbs over the macaroni.
  11. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes, or until the custard sets and edges are browned.
  12. Let cool for 15 minutes before serving.

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Comments

  1. Carly says

    I was thinking about my grandmother’s recipe for baked macaroni. She passed away a number of years ago and even though my mom likely has it, I decided to google feta+macaroni+eggs and found your recipe. I was thrilled but even more excited to find out that it’s Macedonian – as am I. Can’t wait to try this tonight. Will be a nostalgic trip down memory lane

  2. says

    I love your feta cheese addiction, because I don’t think I would have added it to my mac n’cheese…..now I really want to!!! You made not one pan, but THREE….SCORE!!! I bet you all had serious happy tummies! Hugs, Terra

  3. says

    This sounds absolutely amazing! I am definitely pinning this! Just wanted to let you know that I’m following all of your social networks and via bloglovin’ :o) Have a great day!

  4. says

    Who doesn’t love mac n cheese? Will have to try feta sometime; it sounds really good. I add bread crumbs to mine, too–the crunch is needed to balance out that creaminess for the perfect bite. Now I want this for breakfast.

  5. says

    I’ve seen cooks make mac and cheese with blue cheese, and other cheeses, but never with feta. Perfect timing for me – I just bought a huge container of it from Costco!

  6. says

    I would never think of feta as “blah blah!” (I sometimes eat it straight from the wee little container.) *shhh*

    This macaroni and cheese looks like heaven! Love your Macedonian take on an American dish!

    • says

      Somewhere around the 1970’s Vegeta took over Macedonian kitchens, and people stopped using herbs … Vegeta is like the substitute for everything. But, thyme and rosemary are slowly coming back, so there’s hope!!
      I, personally don’t like the taste of it, but as I said, I also don’t like it because home cooks stopped using fresh herbs.

  7. says

    Feta sounds like a great cheese for mac & cheese and I never get tired of recipes with feta! This looks like another great comfort food! have a great weekend!

  8. says

    Like you, I grew up in a household (Romanian from Yugoslavia) where salt and pepper, and occasionally paprika, were the only spices used. Parsley and very rarely dill were the herbs.

    My mom was amazed at the spices I ended up with at my house. :)

    Great dish meant for someone with a hearty appetite.

  9. says

    You just keep bringing on the cheesy recipes! I love them all!! Just made some mac & cheese last week & now I have to try yours! have a great weekend :)

  10. says

    Hahaha…I know what you mean! My MIL can’t cook without vegeta LOL! On the other hand I stopped using it almost a year ago..well sometimes I added it but that is very rare. I love baked mac&cheese plus feta…how yummy that is! LOVE IT!

  11. Nancy R says

    Oh you make me laugh Kate! So true with the “Vegeta” line. It has got to be the number one thing in any Macedonian pantry. It pretty much goes into every savoury dish I know. My sister-in-laws mother (yes Macedonian) rubs it into chicken pieces when doing a BBQ.
    I love Mac and Feta cheese. Your looks so delish! :-)

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