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MAKAWONI - The Lazours

"This is a Haitian macaroni au gratin recipe that we learned from our mom who learned it from her mom, Mona. We always took too big of a slice whenever it was part of the spread at family gatherings. It's so simple, so delicious."
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Cuisine Haitian
Servings 6 people


  • Oven (350 degrees and broiler)


  • 1 box Macaroni or Ziti
  • 2 cans Evaporated milk (or, to lighten, 1 can evaporated milk and 1 'can' regular milk)
  • 2 cans Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • 1/2 stick Butter
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • Grated Parmesan or Gouda Cheese, to taste


  • Cook whole box of macaroni al dente.
  • Drain and set aside in a bowl.
  • Heat butter, evaporated milk, cream of mushroom soup, salt and pepper in a saucepan until smooth and even.
  • Then, pour over cooked macaroni and stir until all pasta is evenly coated.
  • Pour mixture into a skillet or baking dish and top with a good amount of grated parmesan or gouda cheese.
  • Cook in the over for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.
  • Then, using the broiler, cook for an extra two minutes to brown the top.
  • Let stand for 5 minutes. Then, enjoy!
Keyword Vegetarian