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Three Cheese Pasta Bake


  • 1 lb. (450 g) macaroni pasta, or other small pasta

  • 1/2 cups unsalted butter

  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) all-purpose flour

  • 4 cups (1 L) 2% milk

  • 1/8 tsp (.5 mL) ground nutmeg

  • 1 pkg 8 oz (240 g) cream cheese

  • 1 1/2 cups grated old cheddar cheese

  • 1 cup (250 mL) grated Swiss Gruyere

  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) dry breadcrumbs


  • 1.

    Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add macaroni and boil, uncovered, until just tender to taste. Drain, rinse with cold water and set aside.

  • 2.

    Preheat oven to 350 F (180 C).

  • 3.

    In a large pot, melt butter over medium heat and add flour. Stir with a wooden or non-reactive spoon until mixture has a lightly nutty aroma but no colour, about 5 minutes.

  • 4.

    Slowly whisk in milk, then bring entire mixture up to a simmer, whisking constantly. If lumps do occur, strain and return to heat. Add nutmeg and whisk in cream cheese until smooth. Reduce heat to medium-low and stir in cheddar until melted.

  • 5.

    Stir in cooked macaroni and spoon into an 8-cup (2 L) baking dish. Sprinkle with breadcrumbs and bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until bubbling around the edges.

  • 6.

    Cool for 10 minutes before serving.

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Posted by jackicamReport
This sounds like a notch up on mac'n'cheese. Yum yum yum : )