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Old 01-09-2005, 12:08 PM   #1
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Mac-n-Cheese Extraordinaire

2 tbsp butter
1 cup sliced mushrooms
3/4 cup diced red bell pepper
1/2 cup finely chopped celery
1/4 cup chopped shallots
3/4 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
1 1/2 tsp minced fresh or 1/2 tsp dried tarragon
1 tsp salt
1 tsp white pepper
1 (12oz) can can evaporated skim milk
1 large egg, lightly beaten
4 cups hot cooked macaroni (about 7oz uncooked)
cooking spray
1 med tomato, cut into 1/4"-thick slices
1/4 cup dry breadcrumbs
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 tsp grated lemon rind

Preheat oven to 350°. Melt butter over med-high heat in a med non-stick skillet. Add mushrooms, bell pepper, celery, and shallots; sauté 4 min or until tender. Set aside.

Combine ricotta cheese and next 6 ingredients (ricotta thru to the egg) in a large bowl; stir until well-blended. Add mushroom mixture and macaroni; stir well. Spoon mixture into a 2-qt casserole coated with cooking spray.

Press tomato slices gently between paper towels until barely moist. Arrange tomato slices in a circular pattern over top of macaroni mixture. Combine breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, and lemon rind in a small bowl; stir well. Sprinkle breadcrumb mixture over tomatoes. Bake for 35 min or until lightly browned.... about 8 servings.


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Mac-n-Cheese Extraordinaire

I made macaroni and cheese last night from the recipe in the Better Homes and Gardens cookbook. (I have an OLD edition.) It is simple and delicious.
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