Barbadian Macaroni Pie

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Barbadian Macaroni Pie

This Barbadian version of baked mac and cheese is made differently depending on which eatery or home you visit. Keep in mind they’ll usually use a tubular macaroni rather than the typical elbow macaroni. And the secret ingredient is yellow mustard. It gives the popular side dish a very creamy, memorable and oh-so-yummy flavor that is distinct from what you’re used to. Here’s a very basic recipe for Barbadian Macaroni Pie. Enjoy!

Prep Time 20 min

Total Time 1 hr


  • 1/2lb tubed macaroni
  • 4 cups grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 1 tbsp yellow mustard
  • 1 small onion, grated
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup fine breadcrumbs


  1. Bring salted water to a boil in medium saucepan. Break the macaroni tubes into thirds and add to the boiling water. Cook uncovered until macaroni is tender but still firm.
  2. Preheat oven to 350F (180C).
  3. Drain the macaroni and return to the saucepan.
  4. Add onion, cheese, milk, ketchup, mustard and egg. Add salt and pepper to taste. Herbs such as marjoram and thyme can also be added.
  5. Pour into a greased 9″ x 13″ baking dish and top with more grated cheese. Fine breadcrumbs can also be added as a topping.
  6. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until golden brown.


  • Macaroni pie can be served as a side with fish, chicken, pork, stew or eaten on its own.