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Macaroni and Cheese Casserole

by , Updated March 29, 2017

macaroni and cheese
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This macaroni and cheese is made with a rich Mornay sauce and cooked macaroni. Use elbow macaroni or medium shells in this casserole.

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

Casserole Ingredients:

Mornay Sauce

Mornay Sauce

  1. Melt 3 tablespoons of butter in small saucepan over medium heat; add flour. Cook for about 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add the milk gradually; continue cooking and stirring for about 4 to 6 minutes, or until thickened. Add salt and pepper and nutmeg; stir to blend.
  2. Remove from stove and quickly stir in 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese and the egg yolk. Set aside.
The Casserole
  1. Cook the macaroni following package directions; drain well and rinse with hot water.
  2. Mix drained macaroni with prepared sauce, 1 1/2 cups of Parmesan cheese and pepper.
  3. Turn into buttered casserole, dot with 2 tablespoons of butter and bake in a preheated 350 F oven for 30 minutes.
Adapted from "The Italian Cookbook" 1955

Serves 6

Calories per serving: 529
Fat per serving: 17.7g

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