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Makaroona Bashamale (Macaroni with Cream Sauce)

Cuisine : Egyptian Food Recipes

Course : Main Course

Type : Savory Recipes

Skill Level : Moderate



  • ½ kilo cooked macaroni
  • ¼ kilo Assaj
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1 tsp onion powder (Optional)
  • 1 clove (Optional)
  • Shredded Mozzarella (Optional)
  • 1 beaten egg, for egg wash
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Step 1

Prepare the macaroni and assaj.

Step 2

Prepare the cream sauce by melting the butter in a saucepan. Add the flour and stir for a minute then gradually add the milk, whisking quickly to dissolve the flour.

Step 3

Add the eggs to the mixture and whisk until it thickens. Season with salt and pepper and turn the heat off.

Step 4

Add the onion powder, clove and a generous sprinkle of shredded mozzarella, and whisk until cheese is melted. Cover and remove the clove before using the bashamale. (Optional)

Step 5

Add a scoop of the sauce to the macaroni and mix it well.

Step 6

Get your baking dish and add a thin layer of the sauce, then a layer of the macaroni, followed by a layer of sauce. Add a layer of assaj, then a layer of macaroni and repeat.

Step 7

Finish off by adding the remaining sauce.

Step 8

Spread the beaten egg over the top. (Skip this if you're going to top it with mozzarella).

Step 9

Add a generous sprinkle of shredded mozzarella on the top. (Optional)

Step 10

Place the baking dish in a preheated oven for 30 minutes or until the top is golden brown.

Step 11

Served with green salad.