Macaroni and Cheese (J. Alexander's Version)

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). http://www.barillaus.com/Products/25/pipette.aspx

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1hr 20mins
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Gradually whisk in heavy cream.
  • Stir in onion, bay leaf, and paprika. Simmer 15 minutes, stirring often.
  • Remove from heat and stir in 1 1/2 cups gruyere. Season to taste with salt and pepper and remove bay leaf.
  • Stir in pasta.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Bake 30 minutes or until bread crumbs are lightly browned. Cook 5 minutes then serve.
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"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). http://www.barillaus.com/Products/25/pipette.aspx"
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  1. Phillip M.
    In an effort to keep my co-workers doing the low carb thing in mind, I subbed the pasta and left off the bread crumbs. When everyone comes up and asks for the recipe then it was a success.
    Reply
  2. Lisa G.
    Can you tell me what the adjustments were that you made to the recipe?
    Reply
  3. janetperez26
    Delicious, but I had to make a few adjustments because I use to work at J. Alexander's
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  4. Kathy
    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). http://www.barillaus.com/Products/25/pipette.aspx
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