For decades now, I've written shortened versions of this simple and savoured family casserole recipe on little squares of paper, napkins, sticky notes, in pocket diaries--, and even the name of a favourite cheese in the palm of someone's hand. Yes, for the love of cheese (once again), and our coming together around the dinner table gatherings. We really can't go wrong with this warm dish-- the egg saves us, each and every time with keeping things polished and 'together' literally. At the same time, we don't want to overdo or under do it with our cheese, missing out on the blended glory it truly is as a super-tasty one-dish meal anytime of the day. Balance remains key.
The variations are endless: from our pasta choices to our select cheeses, and whether we decide to mix all our ingredients together before baking, or go for the layered effect. Some folks also top the casserole midway during baking time with corn flakes for a crunchy taste. I have a thing for seriously crispy cheese edges and crusts, and whenever I can get away with it, will let the casserole bake an extra 5 - 7 minutes to make its way there. After decades of sharing this cheese-y recipe with family, friends, and a few right there and then during the enjoyment of such, I'm finally making a semi-formal moment of it with my go-to ingredients and steps below. Enjoy.~
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