Stuffed Elbow Gratin


Ingredients and proportions:

  • 300 g elbows
  • 200 g cooked ham
  • 100 g mortadella
  • 2 eggs
  • 140 g butter
  • Parmesan or gruyere cheese, grated
  • nutmeg
  • 75 g flour
  • ¾ of a liter of milk
  • salt

Difficulty: medium Preparation time: 50 minutes – Cooking time: 20 minutes


This tasty recipe, requires a bit of time to prepare but the result is really excellent. Finely chop the ham and mortadella, add the eggs and a little nutmeg then mix, incorporate two tablespoons of grated cheese, stir and fill the elbows. Cook them, drain them well and season them with 50 g of melted butter. Prepare the béchamel sauce with 75 g of butter, as much flour, three quarters of a liter of milk, salt and nutmeg. Pour a layer of béchamel sauce in a buttered aluminum tray, pour the pasta in layers, alternating with the béchamel sauce, sprinkle with cheese and bake at 175° for 20 minutes. Cool and freeze. To serve, thaw at room temperature and bake for about 20 minutes.


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