Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. Salt

  2. 1 pound cavatappi, hallow corkscrew shaped pasta or, other short cut 2 slices rye bread

  3. 3 tablespoons butter plus some for buttering toast

  4. A handful fresh parsley leaves

  5. 1 teaspoon paprika

  6. 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  7. 2 cups milk

  8. 1/4 cup spicy brown deli mustard (recommended: Gulden's)

  9. 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese

  10. 1 cup shredded Gruyere

  11. 1 cup shredded yellow Cheddar

  12. 3/4 pound good quality deli corned beef , sliced as thick as bacon, chopped

  13. 1 pound sauerkraut , rinsed and well drained

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil for the pasta. Salt water and cook pasta to al dente.

  2. While pasta cooks, toast rye bread in toaster then butter hot bread. Coarsely chop bread and place in food processor . Add parsley and paprika to bread and process into bread crumbs, reserve.

  3. Heat a sauce pot over medium heat. Add butter to pot and melt, whisk in flour 1 minute then milk. Season the sauce with salt and pepper, thicken sauce 5 to 6 minutes then stir in mustard. Melt 2/3 of the combined cheeses into the sauce.

  4. Preheat broiler.

  5. Drain pasta and return to hot pot. Toss hot pasta with chopped meat and sauerkraut to combine, stir in cheese sauce and coat. Transfer mac n cheese to casserole and top with bread crumbs and remaining cheese. Brown under broiler 3 to 4 minutes, serve.


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