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Macaroni and Cheese with Ham

Macaroni and Cheese with Ham


  • Salt

  • 1 pound cavatappi (hollow corkscrew shaped pasta) or other short cut pasta

  • 3 tablespoons butter

  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup chicken stock

  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk

  • Freshly ground black pepper

  • A few grates nutmeg

  • 1 cup shredded Gruyere

  • 1 cup shredded white sharp Cheddar

  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

  • 1/4 pound French ham, deli sliced, finely chopped


Heat a large pot of salted water to a boil, drop in pasta. Cook pasta to just shy of al dente.

Heat sauce pot with butter over medium heat, whisk in flour and cook for 1 minute, whisk in stock then milk, allow the sauce to thicken, and season with salt, pepper and nutmeg. Stir in cheeses in a figure eight motion. Stir in Dijon and ham and remove the sauce from heat. Drain pasta and combine with sauce.