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Macaroni and Cheese (baked)

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Macaroni and Cheese (baked)
Pasta al Forno e Formaggio (American Style)
by James Belardo

Macaroni and cheese, a classic go-to dish. Choose your favorite cheese combinations to add a personal touch… Try adding a few cherry tomatoes or other surprises…

Ingredients
(16 oz / 450 g) macaroni (elbows are the classic)
1/8 onion, finely diced
1/2 clove garlic, finely diced
flat-leaf parsley
1 tbsp olive oil
1/4 cup unsalted butter
1/4 cup flour
1 cup warm milk
2 egg yolks, beaten lightly
ground nutmeg
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 tsp salt
Pepper – to taste
2 cups combo of cheddar cheese, asiago, mozzarella, Pecorino Romano and/or Jarlsberg (shredded)

Topping
1⁄2 cup Italian-style seasoned breadcrumbs and a sprig or two of Parsley

Pasta (suggested)
elbows, fusilli

Directions
1. While cooking pasta (al dente), preheat the oven to 400F and begin making the ‘cheese sauce.

2. In a small pot, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil and sauté the onions. When the onions begin to turn translucent add the diced garlic.
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3. Once the garlic begin to soften, add the butter and let melt. Fold in the flour mixing to a smooth consistency.
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5. Add the warm milk and sour cream, let come back to temperature.
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6. Add the egg yolks and mix well.
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7. As the sauce begins to thicken add the cheese and let simmer until it’s a nice consistency.
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8. Add the dash of nutmeg, salt and pepper
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9. Mix together with pasta and parsley, place in buttered baking dish and top with breadcrumbs. Bake in oven for 20-30 minutes or until the top is golden brown
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Enjoy!

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Written by Zio James

September 21, 2015 at 3:05 PM

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