Ditali, Ham and Cheddar Dinner
|Light cream||2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)|
|Ditali||2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs), cooked very al dente, drained (Macaroni Cut In Very Short Lengths)|
|Ham||2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs), cut into small dices|
|Grated sharp cheddar cheese||2 Cup (32 tbs) (Very Sharp)|
|White onions||2 Small, minced|
|Breadcrumbs||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
In a large saucepan, melt 4 tablespoons of butter; stir in the flour, and cook, stirring, over medium heat, until the paste is smooth and golden.
Off heat, slowly pour in the cream, and stir into a smooth mixture.
Reduce heat to low, add salt and nutmeg to the sauce in the saucepan and simmer, stirring, for 3 minutes or until it begins to thicken.
Stir in the cooked ditali, the ham, 1 1/2 cups of the cheese, and the onion.
Butter a 3-quart casserole, pour in the pasta-ham-cheese mixture.
Melt the remaining butter and blend it with the remaining cheese and breadcrumbs.
Spread this evenly on top of the casserole and cook, uncovered, in a preheated 375-degree oven for 20 minutes or until brown and bubbling.
Serving size: Complete recipe
Calories 5300 Calories from Fat 3200
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 372 g571.9%
Saturated Fat 222 g1109.9%
Trans Fat 0.1 g
Cholesterol 1404.8 mg468.3%
Sodium 3882 mg161.8%
Total Carbohydrates 296 g98.6%
Dietary Fiber 16.8 g67.3%
Sugars 13.4 g
Protein 192 g384%
Vitamin A 229.5% Vitamin C 39.9%
Calcium 219.3% Iron 62.9%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet