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Macaroni and cheese

Macaroni and cheese
Los Angeles Times

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Total time: 35 minutes | Serves 6
  • 1/2 pound elbow macaroni
  • 1/4 cup (2 ounces) thinly sliced prosciutto
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Salt, pepper
  • 1/2 cup grated Swiss cheese

Step 1Cook the macaroni in plenty of salted water until al dente, about 8 minutes. Drain and cool.

Step 2Mix together the prosciutto, cream, milk, Parmesan and nutmeg. Add the macaroni and season to taste with salt and pepper.

Step 3Spoon into a 11- by 7 1/2 -inch baking dish. Sprinkle grated Swiss cheese over the top.

Step 4Bake at 400 degrees until the cheese is lightly browned, about 20 to 25 minutes. For a crustier top, place the dish under a broiler for a few minutes.

Note: From Jean-Pierre Bosc of Cafe des Artistes and Mimosa.

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