Turkish Macaroni and Cheese
250 gr penne pasta (picture)
4 tbsp butter
1/4 cup flour
1 cup milk, warm
1/2 tsp nutmeg
2/3 cup feta cheese, crumbled
1/4 cup parsley, chopped
2/3 cup kashar or mozzarella cheese, grated
Boil the pasta with salty water following the instructions on the package, drain.
Meanwhile prepare the sauce. Melt the butter, add the flour, stir and cook about 3-4 minutes in a medium-sized pot. Slowly pour in the warm milk while stirring constantly. The milk and flour should blend very well. Add the nutmeg, salt and pepper. Turn the heat off. Let it cool down for 3-4 minutes. Then add the eggs one by one, mix very well.
First add feta cheese and parsley into the sauce then toss it with the pasta. Place it in a medium sized oven proof dish. Cover the pasta with grated cheese equally.
Preheat the oven to 400 F (200 C) and bake for about 30 minutes until the top takes a golden colour. Don't over bake it!
Makes 4 servings.
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