My husbands favorite. Simple and delicious. A white macaroni and cheese with meat. I have also made with cooked drained Italian sausage. Leftovers are really good. The degreasing is an added step, but it really helps. I made it with out doing that the first time, it was so greasy I couldn't eat it.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr 5 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
1 hr 30 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 9x13-inch dish
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Spray the inside of a 9x13-inch baking dish.

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  • Bring a large pot water to a boil; add salt. Cook elbow macaroni in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, about 7 minutes. Drain.

  • Line a microwave-safe plate with paper towels; arrange pepperoni atop paper towels. Top with another paper towel.

  • Microwave pepperoni for 1 minute. Carefully remove top paper towel to release steam; replace with new paper towels (top and bottom) and continue microwaving, in 1-minute intervals, until most of the grease has been released. Repeat with salami.

  • Whisk eggs and milk together in a large bowl; mix in elbow macaroni, pepperoni, salami, mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, and red pepper flakes. Transfer mixture to the prepared baking dish; pat down with a spoon. Cover dish with aluminum foil.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes. Remove aluminum foil and bake until bubbling and lightly browned, about 10 more minutes. Let sit for 10 minutes before serving.

Editor's Note:

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of sodium from the salt used in boiling the macaroni. The actual amount of salt consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

645 calories; protein 39.8g 80% DV; carbohydrates 45.9g 15% DV; fat 32.7g 50% DV; cholesterol 230mg 77% DV; sodium 3081.8mg 123% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
11/03/2013
November Faceless Frenzy 2013 - This is like a baked macaroni and cheese with meat. It bakes up quite firm because of the eggs and I believe the noodle choice. We all enjoyed this for dinner and I would like to try it again with a different noodle choice. Maybe angel hair pasta or cut spaghetti. The red pepper flakes were lost in the recipe. If you like 'heat' I would use half mozzarella cheese and half pepper-jack cheese. Good solid recipe with room to play. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/22/2015
It was good. This has a lot of potential. It's definitely a "pie." Almost quiche-like because of the eggs. My problem was that is was a little dry. Maybe 45 mins is too long? Maybe try skipping the de-greasing of the meat in the microwave. I'll try again. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/03/2013
November Faceless Frenzy 2013 - This is like a baked macaroni and cheese with meat. It bakes up quite firm because of the eggs and I believe the noodle choice. We all enjoyed this for dinner and I would like to try it again with a different noodle choice. Maybe angel hair pasta or cut spaghetti. The red pepper flakes were lost in the recipe. If you like 'heat' I would use half mozzarella cheese and half pepper-jack cheese. Good solid recipe with room to play. Read More
(3)
Rating: 3 stars
10/22/2015
It was good. This has a lot of potential. It's definitely a "pie." Almost quiche-like because of the eggs. My problem was that is was a little dry. Maybe 45 mins is too long? Maybe try skipping the de-greasing of the meat in the microwave. I'll try again. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/18/2018
Followed recipe but added more cheddar cheese. I forgot to cover it but only cooked for 30 mins. Don't forget to cover it top layer/edges were dry/crunchy noodles. Husband loved this kids and I just thought it was ok. Felt like it needed something else. I may try it again and add sautéed onion and garlic. Read More
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