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One Pot Macarona Bechamel in a white pot topped with white flowers for garnish

One Pot Macarona Bechamel (Egyptian Baked Pasta)

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A classic Egyptian comfort food made simple, One Pot Macarona Bechamel is rich, creamy, and perfect for a weeknight meal everyone will love!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 17 mins
Course dinner
Cuisine egyptian
Servings 8
Calories 417 kcal


  • 1 pound dry penne noodles
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked ground beef
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups warm whole milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt (to taste)
  • 3/4 teaspoon black pepper (to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom


  • Cook the pasta noodles according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.
  • Warm a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the ground beef until no longer pink.
  • Warm a saucepan or dutch oven over medium-high heat.
  • Melt the butter. Once melted, add the flour, and whisk until combined and thick.
  • Add the warm milk to the butter mixture, and stir until the sauce is thick and creamy. Add salt, pepper, cinnamon and cardamom. Mix until incorporated.
  • Add the cooked pasta and ground beef to the pot.
  • Stir until everything is well-coated.
  • Serve immediately.



Serving: 8g | Calories: 417kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 376mg | Potassium: 476mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 202IU | Vitamin C: 0.03mg | Calcium: 175mg | Iron: 2mg
Keyword beef, comfort food, easy one pot pasta, egyptian recipes, penne
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