Comfort Food on a Cold Day - Mac and Cheese

This is my sister’s Mac and Cheese and it is SUPERB but she does things a little differently from other Macaroni and Cheese recipes -  along with having 2 unusual ingredients, onion and tomatoes she also cooks the macaroni right in the milk which is the really unusual thing about her recipe. There is a whole step that is skipped – boiling the macaroni in water -  so her recipe is really quick and easy to make. I hope you like it. She gets rave reviews for this.

mac and cheese

The Recipe:

Melt 1/4 cup butter in saucepan and saute 1 onion (chopped) until transparent.

cutting an onion

Stir in 1/8 cup flour and 1 tsp. salt and stir for 1 minute. Add 3 cups of milk. Simmer.

white sauce

Add 8 oz of uncooked macaroni.


Simmer for 8 minutes. It will thicken as it cooks.

Slice  1  1/2 cups sharp cheddar cheese thinly.


Remove macaroni mixture from heat. Add cheese. Stir until cheese is melted.


macaroni and cheese

Add drained, medium sized can of diced tomatoes (not the small can).

diced tomatoes



mac and cheese

Turn into a casserole dish if desired and you could also top with either cubes of bread and/or more cheese and bake a few minutes until cheese is melted and bread is crunchy.

ENJOY, my lovely friends...


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  1. Mmmm Mmmm Mmmm good!

    Happy Spring!

    M :)

  2. Looks like a fun new ay to try out!! Thank you!

  3. Yummy. I love tomatoes and all types of Italian food which has a lot of tomato and cheese combos. This makes perfect sense. Love it!

  4. love comfort food and this one looks good, so yummy!

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