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    Macaroni and Cheese (J. Alexander's Version)

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    1 hr 20 mins

    20 mins

    1 hr

    Kathy at's Note:

    Definitely NOT a diet recipe! From what I've been able to find out, the restaurant uses a modified Joy of Cooking recipe. gruyere cheese, heavy cream, no milk, and pipette pasta (little pipe).

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    1. 1
      Boil 6 cups water and 1 1/2 teaspoons salt to a boil in a medium pot. Add macaroni and cook until tender, about 8 minutes. Drain and put in a large bowl.
    2. 2
      Melt 2 Tablespoons butter in a large saucepan over medium-low heat. Heat oven to 350°F Whisk in flour and cook 3 minutes, whisking constantly.
    3. 3
      Gradually whisk in heavy cream.
    4. 4
      Stir in onion, bay leaf, and paprika. Simmer 15 minutes, stirring often.
    5. 5
      Remove from heat and stir in 1 1/2 cups gruyere. Season to taste with salt and pepper and remove bay leaf.
    6. 6
      Stir in pasta.
    7. 7
      Pour HALF of the pasta mixture into a deep 1 1/2-quart, buttered baking dish. Sprinkle with HALF of the remaining cheese. Top with remaining pasta mixture, then add the remaining cheese.
    8. 8
      Melt 1 Tablespoon butter in a small skillet over medium heat. Add bread crumbs and toss to coat. Sprinkle bread crumbs on top of macaroni and cheese.
    9. 9
      Bake 30 minutes or until bread crumbs are lightly browned. Cook 5 minutes then serve.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 27, 2013


      Delicious, but I had to make a few adjustments because I use to work at J. Alexander's

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    Nutritional Facts for Macaroni and Cheese (J. Alexander's Version)

    Serving Size: 1 (279 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1022.7
    Calories from Fat 665
    Total Fat 73.9 g
    Saturated Fat 44.7 g
    Cholesterol 252.7 mg
    Sodium 428.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 60.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.8 g
    Sugars 3.3 g
    Protein 30.4 g

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