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    Ruth's Diner - Gramma Claire's Macaroni and Cheese

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    1 hr

    15 mins

    45 mins

    soulcandybt's Note:

    Recipe courtesy Erik Nelson, chef and owner at Ruth's Diner in Salt Lake City, UT. Featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.

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    Ingredients:

    Serves: 4-6

    Yield:

    2 Quart ...

    Units: US | Metric

    For the topping

    • 1/4 cup melted butter
    • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Cook macaroni, drain do not rinse.
    2. 2
      Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    3. 3
      In a large saute pan, saute the onions in butter. Add the flour to make a roux and cook for 1 minute. Add the milk, bay leaves, paprika, salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer, stirring often. Mix the 2 cheeses together in a small bowl. Once the mixture is at a simmer, add 3 cups of cheese mixture and the cottage cheese. Stir well, remove from heat, and remove bay leaves from mixture. Add macaroni noodles to milk mixture, mix well.
    4. 4
      Pour 1/2 of macaroni mixture into a 2-quart baking dish, cover with 1/2 of the remaining grated cheese, add remaining macaroni mixture and cover with the remaining grated cheese mixture.
    5. 5
      In small bowl mix together the topping ingredients and top the macaroni.
    6. 6
      Place into the 350 degree oven and bake until golden brown, about 45 minutes.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 06, 2012

      35

      Good! I think th ecottag cheese was a turn off for my family/ I thought this would go quick but it didn't. I would reduce the onions and minced them. Love the topping. Made for Fall PAC 2012.

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    • on March 29, 2011

      55

      This is my go-to recipe for 'classic' mac & cheese. Great recipe soulcandybt!

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    Nutritional Facts for Ruth's Diner - Gramma Claire's Macaroni and Cheese

    Serving Size: 1 (362 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1289.6
     
    Calories from Fat 707
    54%
    Total Fat 78.6 g
    121%
    Saturated Fat 48.3 g
    241%
    Cholesterol 232.5 mg
    77%
    Sodium 2520.4 mg
    105%
    Total Carbohydrate 86.3 g
    28%
    Dietary Fiber 4.4 g
    17%
    Sugars 6.5 g
    26%
    Protein 59.6 g
    119%

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