Italian style macaroni & cheese

Yield: 4 servings

Measure Ingredient
8 ounces Elbow macaroni
2 tablespoons Butter or margarine
2 tablespoons Flour
1¾ cup Milk
½ teaspoon Salt
⅛ teaspoon Cayenne pepper
4 ounces Ham -- coarsely chopped
¼ cup Basil -- chopped
2 cups Sargento 6 Cheese Italian Recipe Blend -- divided
\N \N Fresh ground pepper

Cook macaroni according to package directions. In large saucepan melt butter over medium heat. Add flour; stir 1 minute. Add milk, salt and cayenne pepper; heat to a boil, stirring constantly. Drain macaroni; add to saucepan. Toss to coat with sauce. Remove from heat; add ham and basil; toss again. Transfer half of macaroni mixture to greased shallow baking dish. Top with 1 cup cheese.

Repeat layering with remaining macaroni mixture and remaining 1 cup cheese. Bake uncovered at 350 for 25 to 30 minutes. Serve with freshly ground pepper.

Recipe By : Sargento wrapper From: Meg Antczak Date: 09-10-95 (21:59) (159) Fido: Cooking

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