Anchor Caribbean

Cheesy Macaroni Pie

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1 Hour 45 mins
Prep: 45 mins | Cook: 1hour | Servings: 4-6 servings


  • 400g macaroni pasta
  • 3 1/2 liters water
  • 3-4 tbsp salt or to taste
  • 1-2 tbsp cooking oil
  • 3oz +1oz Anchor Salted Butter
  • 2oz all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 + 1/4 cups plain milk
  • 1 medium sized onion (grated)
  • 250g Anchor New Zealand Vegetarian Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 tbsp Bajan hot pepper sauce
  • 2 tbsp frenches yellow mustard
  • 2 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 1 oz fine bread crumbs


  1. In a large saucepan bring the water to a rapid boil. Add the salt to taste, cooking oil and the macaroni pasta. Stir occasionally to avoid sticking together and cook the pasta until tender. Drain, rinse in cold water and set aside to drain
  2. In the saucepan, melt 3oz anchor butter, Add the flour and then on low heat stir until nutty aroma arises
  3. Remove from heat and slowly add 1 1/2 cups milk stirring continuously
  4. Return to medium heat, add the onion and black pepper and continue stirring until the roux thickens but still remains saucy
  5. Add half of the cheese grated (125g) and stir until melted
  6. Turn off the heat completely and add the hot pepper sauce
  7. Add the mustard to the drained macaroni and mix well
  8. Now add the mustard-coated macaroni to the roux (thickened cheese sauce) and combine well
  9. In a greased baking dish, pour half of the macaroni mixture, sprinkle half of the remaining cheese (65g) drizzle the ketchup over the cheese and pour the remaining macaroni mixture over it
  10. Evenly cover the surface of the macaroni with the remaining grated cheese and sprinkle the breadcrumbs over it
  11. Drizzle the 1/4 milk over the breadcrumbs and finish off by dotting all over the surface with the 1oz Anchor Butter
  12. Place the macaroni pie in a preheated oven at 350-375 degrees and cook uncovered for approximately an hour or until the butter runs clear
  13. Remove from oven, garnish and serve!

13 Reviews

  1. Hawaboo

    This Macaroni Pie is of an international standard and was passed on to me by my mother. It has always been all time favorite dish when ever made at home for family and friends and for international guest as well!
    Thank you Mum for this amazing recipe which shall be cherished for generations to come!

  2. Fatima

    This recipe is amazing. The best I’ve tried!!

  3. Dr. Soumitra Chakravarty

    This is amazing! Congrats! Looks very delicious to me. Very clear step by step instructions on how to make it – Well done! Hoping for more.

  4. Fatima

    Tried it! It’s now a family favourite!!

  5. Aalia

    This tasted so delicious! Can’t wait for more recipes from you.

  6. aysha

    Best macaroni pie! Tried and tested

  7. Leica

    It’s the best in Barbados! 🌟

  8. Dillon

    Bursting with flavor.

  9. Selma

    I made it and it really is the best I have tried so far.
    Well enjoyed by the whole family.

  10. Jacqui

    Looks delicious,can’t wait to try it



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