Inspired by Orange is the New Black

Prison Macaroni Meal

As Orange is the New Black comes to an end on Netflix, I've created a dish you'd likely find on their prison menus.
Servings

Servings:

4
Ready in

Ready In:

30 mins
Mealtime

Good For:

Dinner
Prison Macaroni Meal

Piper Chapman is a public relations executive with a career and a fiancé when her past suddenly catches up to her. In her mid-30s she is sentenced to spend time in a minimum-security women’s prison in Connecticut for her association with a drug runner 10 years earlier. This Netflix original series is based on the book of the same title. Forced to trade power suits for prison orange, Chapman makes her way through the corrections system and adjusts to life behind bars, making friends with the many eccentric, unusual and unexpected people she meets.

Orange is the New Black’s final season airs on 26th July and I’m looking forward to see how it ends. It’s been a great series and if you haven’t watched it yet, I recommend you do so!

Ingredients

250g Macaroni
250g Mature Cheddar
250ml Milk
2 Eggs
1 tsp Nutmeg
Salt
Pepper

I had a look online to see what kind of food Americans experience in prison and honestly it’s not a glamorous life. Most of it is muck and gruel-like that I didn’t really want to reproduce as a selling point to this amazing tv show. I did however find and interesting menu that showcased some interesting basic meals.

Pasta based meals tend to be a common trend across American prisons, probably because they’re very easy to make. I chose Macaroni Cheese instead of repeating past recipes I’ve already shown on this website.

In the picture, you’ll see I also added some bacon into the dish to add a bit of flavour, though I won’t be including that in the recipe, to keep it prison-basic. I also added some healthy salad to the side and served the dish with a juice box and jelly pot for afters to resemble the prison look.

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1
Preheat the oven to 220°C. Cook the macaroni according to the packet instructions in a saucepan, drain and then put back into the hot pan.
Step 2
While the pasta is cooking, put the cheese, milk, eggs and nutmeg in a food processor and blitz to form a sauce.
Step 3
Pour the cheese sauce over the macaroni, stir well, and season with salt and pepper to taste. (Optionally add some cooked, diced bacon too at this point)
Step 4
Tip into a ovenproof dish (wide and shallow is best) and bake in the very hot oven for about 10-15 minutes, or until it is bubbling on top.

Prison Macaroni Meal

As Orange is the New Black comes to an end on Netflix, I've created a dish you'd likely find on their prison menus
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 23 mins
Total Time 28 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people

Equipment

  • Saucepan
  • Food Processor
  • Ovenproof Dish

Ingredients
  

  • 250 g Macaroni
  • 250 g Mature Cheddar
  • 250 ml Milk
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Nutmeg
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 220°Cook the macaroni according to the packet instructions in a saucepan, drain and then put back into the hot pan.
  • While the pasta is cooking, put the cheese, milk, eggs and nutmeg in a food processor and blitz to form a sauce.
  • Pour the cheese sauce over the macaroni, stir well, and season with salt and pepper to taste. (Optionally add some cooked, diced bacon too at this point)
  • Tip into a ovenproof dish (wide and shallow is besand bake in the very hot oven for about 10-15 minutes, or until it is bubbling on top.
Keyword Orange is the New Black

Sources and Inspiration:

Inspiration

Recipe idea

Orange is the New Black
Orange is the New Black
Orange is the New Black
Orange is the New Black
Orange is the New Black
Orange is the New Black

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