Cheese, cheese, and more cheese describes this creamy baked macaroni and cheese dish—er, ‘extravaganza.’ This is sure to please the braces-wearer in your family (and the rest of the household, too!).

Three Cheese Macaroni Extravaganza

Cook time: 40 Minutes Yield: 6-8 Servings Print Three Cheese Macaroni
  • 2 cups uncooked macaroni noodles
  • Water for boiling noodles
  • 1 or 2 onions, chopped (optional)
  • 1 to 2 Tablespoons margarine for sautéing onions, if applicable
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese (fresh is best, but the canned type works too)
  • ½ cup shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • ½ cup shredded mild or sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1½ cups milk
  • ½ cup bread crumbs or dry stove-top stuffing
  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a medium pot, boil macaroni in water until you can just cut it with the side of a fork; drain and set aside.
  • In a medium saucepan, sauté the onions in the margarine until they are clear and tender.
  • In a 3-quart greased casserole, stir together the macaroni and milk. Sprinkle with the cheeses and onion, then stir it all together.
  • Sprinkle the bread crumbs on top. Cover and bake for 40 minutes at 350 degrees. Serves six to eight.

From The Braces Cookbook: Recipes You and Your Orthodontist Will Love by Pamela and Brenda Waterman.

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