Horn and Hardart Macaroni and Cheese

Anita Hoffman


Horn and Hardart was a popular restaurant in Philadelphia and New York city years ago. They had many signature dishes. Macaroni and cheese was one of their best dishes. This recipe is a copycat of their recipe.
Photo adapted from Copycat Recipes.
Recipe adapted from Uncle Phaedrus, Finder of Lost Recipes.


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10 Min
25 Min


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  • 3/4 lb
    ziti rigati, cooked and drained
  • 1/8 tsp
    red pepper
  • 6 Tbsp
  • 1/8 tsp
    white pepper
  • 6 Tbsp
  • 4 Tbsp
    light cream
  • 6 c
  • 3 c
    grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 tsp
  • 1 c
    crushed tomatoes
  • 2 tsp

How to Make Horn and Hardart Macaroni and Cheese


  1. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over low heat. Blend in flour and cook 2 minutes.
    Beat in the milk, then the cream and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture comes to a boil and thickens.
    Remove from heat and cool slightly.
  2. Stir in the cheese until melted, then add the tomatoes, salt, sugar and two peppers.
  3. Add cheese mixture to the ziti.
  4. Pour into a greased 9 X 13 inch baking dish.
    Bake at 400 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes or until top browns and bubbles.

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About Horn and Hardart Macaroni and Cheese

Course/Dish: Pasta Sides
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American

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