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Ditali, Ham And Cheddar Dinner

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Ingredients
  Butter 8 Tablespoon
  Flour 4 Tablespoon
  Light cream 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Nutmeg 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  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)
Directions

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.

Recipe Summary

Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Noodle
Ingredient: 
Pasta

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