WSVN — As our special Bite series continues, it’s Deco Drive’s Chris Van Vliet cooking up his favorite comfort food. Mac and cheese is on the menu! Let’s grab a bite.

The Chef: Chris Van Vliet
The Dish: Mom’s Mac & Cheese

2 cups whole wheat macaroni (or regular)
1 Tbsp. butter or margarine
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 3/4 cups canned crushed tomatoes
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese (medium or sharp)
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
1 tomato sliced for garnish
salt and pepper to taste

Method of Preparation:

– Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a baking dish.

– Cook macaroni according to directions on package. Drain well.

– Chop onion and sauté in butter until it’s translucent.

– In a bowl, stir together the cooked macaroni, canned tomatoes, cheese and sautéed onion. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Transfer the mixture into a baking dish and top with sliced tomatoes and Parmesan cheese.

– Bake for 30 minutes.

To Plate:
Serve hot with more Parmesan cheese.

Serving suggestion: Cold Canadian Beer

Serves: 6

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