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Souffleeta

Prep time 25 mins
Cook time 15 mins
Bake time 1 hr
Yield Makes 6 servings
BRAND WINNER Velveeta Shells & Cheese.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon margarine
  • 1/4 cup fine, dry breadcrumbs
  • 2 quarts water
  • 1 (12-ounce) package Shells & Cheese Dinner
  • 1/4 cup margarine
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups milk, divided
  • 6 extra-large eggs, separated
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper

How to Make It

  1. Grease a 2-quart soufflé dish with 1 tablespoon margarine; coat bottom and sides with breadcrumbs. Set aside.

  2. Bring 2 quarts water to a boil in a 3-quart saucepan; stir in shell macaroni from package, and set cheese sauce aside for later use. Cook 15 minutes; drain. (Do not rinse.) Return to pan. Stir in 1/4 cup margarine, Parmesan cheese, and 1/2 cup milk, stirring until cheese melts. Let cool slightly.

  3. Process macaroni mixture in a food processor, adding remaining 1 cup milk in a slow, steady stream, processing until almost smooth. Add cheese sauce, egg yolks, and next 4 ingredients; process 30 seconds, stopping to scrape down sides.

  4. Beat egg whites at high speed with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form. Gradually stir about one-fourth of cheese mixture at a time into egg whites. Spoon into prepared dish; place dish on a baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 1 hour. Serve immediately.