Recipe: Macaroni and cheese

Total time: 35 minutes

Servings: 6


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

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

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

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

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

4. Bake 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.

Each serving: 385 calories; 14 grams protein; 32 grams carbohydrates; 1 gram fiber; 23 grams fat; 23 grams saturated fat; 82 mg. cholesterol; 299 mg. sodium.