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Bea's Favorite Mac and Cheese

I like using fusilli for this recipe as it holds so much of the sauce in the noodle, but, you can use other pasta types if you like. I have also used green onions in lieu of regular onions with great results.

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1hr 15mins
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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Cook pasta al dente.
  • While the pasta cooks, in a separate pot melt 3 tbsp butter.
  • Whisk in flour and mustard, keep it moving for 5 minutes, ensuring there are no lumps.
  • Stir in milk, onion, bay leaf and paprika. Simmer for 10 minutes and remove bay leaf.
  • Temper in the egg (adding some hot liquid to it before mixing it in).
  • Stir in ¾ of the cheese. Season with salt, pepper and garlic powder.
  • Fold in pasta and pour into a buttered 2 quart casserole dish. Top with remaining cheese.
  • Melt remaining butter in a sauté pan and toss in bread crumbs.
  • Top macaroni with bread crumbs and bake for 30 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and let rest 5 minutes before serving.
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"I like using fusilli for this recipe as it holds so much of the sauce in the noodle, but, you can use other pasta types if you like. I have also used green onions in lieu of regular onions with great results."
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  1. Noo8820
    I feel a bit mean only giving this five stars...in my humble opinion I think that it deserves more!! The consistency and texture of this was just lovely,and the egg added a smooth richness to it all. I ended up using smokey paprika ( a store cupboard error-I picked up the wrong tub!!), but it didn't seem to matter at all, the flavour was spot on, and you could taste everything with nothing over- powering anything else. I LOVED this Pink...thank you so much for sharing!! Made for PRMR.
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  2. queenbeatrice
    I like using fusilli for this recipe as it holds so much of the sauce in the noodle, but, you can use other pasta types if you like. I have also used green onions in lieu of regular onions with great results.
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