How to make it

  • Lightly butter a 15x10x2" baking dish.
  • Melt butter in heavy saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add leeks and stir to coat.
  • Cover pan and cook until leeks are tender, stirring occasionally for about 12 minutes (do not brown leeks).
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Uncover pan and add flour. Stir for 2 minutes
  • Add milk and bring to a simmer, stirring often.
  • Add cheese, mustard and pepper sauce.
  • Stir until cheese melts.
  • Remove from heat and season to taste with salt.
  • Whisk eggs in a medium bowl.
  • Gradually whisk in 1 cup of cheese sauce.
  • Stir egg mixture into cheese sauce in pan.
  • Meanwhile cook pasta in a large pot of salted boiling water to al dente.
  • Drain pasta and return to pot.
  • Stir cheese sauce into pasta.
  • Transfer pasta to prepared baking dish.
  • ** Can be made to this point 2 hours ahead and sit at room temperature.
  • Bake 25 to 30 minutes OR until sauce is bubbly and pasta edges golden.
  • Let stand 15 minutes.
  • Serve hot.

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  • lacrenshaw 9 years ago
    Thank you both, leonora and midge! Trish strikes again with yet another wonderful dish! I'm glad you like it, my friends.
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    " It was excellent "
    midgelet ate it and said...
    wonderful combinations and a must save!
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  • leonora5 9 years ago
    Delicious - great recipe!
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