Junior's Macaroni and Cheese Pie

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READY IN: 50mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Butter a 9-inch deep-dish pie plate.
  • Sprinkle bottom and sides with the bread crumbs.
  • Cook the noodles as directed on box (al dente), adding 1/2 teaspoon salt and the teaspoon oil.
  • You will need 5 cups of cooked noodles.
  • Meanwhile, melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add the onion and saute until soft, about 5 minutes.
  • Stir in flour and remaining teaspoon of salt, dry mustard, pepper, and nutmeg and cook for about 1 minute.
  • Gradually stir in all the milk and continue to cook until the sauce simmers and thickens.
  • Add 2 cups of the cheese, the optional food coloring, and stir until completely melted.
  • Remove sauce from heat and stir in the noodles.
  • Spoon macaroni into the pie plate, mounding high in the centre.
  • Top with remaining 1/2 cup of cheese and sprinkle generously with paprika.
  • Bake until the pie is golden brown and bubbly, about 25 minutes.
  • Let pie stand on wire rack for about 15 minutes to set before cutting.
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