Recipe: Macaroni Italian Style

If small quantities of fried or boiled HAM remain after a meal, they can be used with MACARONI to make a very tasty dish known as MACARONI Italian style. As HAM is a highly seasoned meat, it improves the flavor of the MACARONI and at the same time adds nutrition to the dish.

(Sufficient to Serve Six)

  •  1 c. MACARONI
  • 2 qt. boiling water
  •  2 tsp. salt
  •  2 Tb. butter
  •  2 Tb. flour
  •  1-1/2 c. scalded milk
  •  2/3 c. grated cheese
  •  1 tsp. salt
  •  1/2 tsp. paprika
  •  1/2 c. finely chopped, cold boiled HAM
  •  1/4 c. crumbs

Break the MACARONI into inch lengths and cook it in the boiling water to which has been added 2 teaspoonfuls of salt. Drain, and then reheat it in a white Sauce made of the butter, flour, and milk. Add the cheese and season with salt and paprika. Arrange in layers in a baking dish, placing the cold HAM between each two layers of MACARONI and having the top layer of MACARONI, sprinkle the crumbs on top of the upper layer, and bake the food until the crumbs are brown. Garnish with parsley and serve.

Woman’s Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 1
by Woman’s Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences (Year 1928)