Mock-a-Roni Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Mock-a-Roni Recipe
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Mock-a-Roni

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"This recipe was created when my baked macaroni and cheese loving husband asked for something more individualized to minimize leftovers. It has been a weekly staple for several years now and our 6 year old now prefers this to traditional baked macaroni."

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Original recipe makes 3 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins
  • READY IN

    1 hr

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook orzo in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, about 10 minutes. Drain.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  3. Melt butter in a saucepan over low heat; stir Cheddar cheese into melted butter until cheese starts to melt, 2 to 3 minutes. Add milk, egg, Italian seasoning, and black pepper to cheese mixture; cook, stirring constantly, until cheese sauce is smooth and thickened, about 5 minutes. Stir orzo into cheese sauce until evenly coated.
  4. Spoon orzo mixture into ramekins and top each serving with bread crumbs. Place ramekins in a shallow baking dish.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until topping begins to brown, about 30 minutes. Allow 'mock-a-roni' to cool enough to handle ramekins without potholders, about 5 minutes.
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Oct 09, 2013

Delicious! I used light Velveeta in place of the cheddar, and used the Italian seasoning, to taste (personal preference). This baked up beautifully and tasted great! This made exactly 3 ramekins, which was perfect for us. I liked how I was able to assemble this earlier in the day and just refrigerate it until I was ready to bake it. I will def be making this again~YUM! Thanks for sharing. :)

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 365 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 33.8 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 117 mg
  • 39%
  • Fat
  • 17.6 g
  • 27%
  • Fiber
  • 1.8 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 18.2 g
  • 36%
  • Sodium
  • 425 mg
  • 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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