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Macaroni and Cheese with Ham

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 35 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook: 15 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
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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


  1. Heat a large pot of salted water to a boil, drop in pasta. Cook pasta to just shy of al dente.
  2. 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.