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Delicatessen's Classic Mac

A Delicacy from NYC's Delicatessen

Macbars Classic Mac & Cheese.
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

The executive chef of New York City's Delicatessen stopped by GMA LIVE! to share his recipe for Classic Mac.


  • Sauce:
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 quart whole milk
  • 2 cups fontina cheese
  • 1 cup mascarpone cheese
  • 1 cup yellow cheddar
  • 1/2 cup white cheddar
  • Pasta:
  • 1 pound elbow macaroni
  • 6 quarts water
  • 2 tablespoon of salt
  • Cooking Directions

    For the sauce: Combine flour with milk in a sauce pot and cook for 5 minutes over med heat while whisking. Add milk, bring to a simmer while whisking, and cook over low heat for 10 minutes. Slowly add cheeses while whisking Season to taste with salt and black pepper.

    For the pasta: Bring a pot of water to a boil and add salt. Put in elbow macaroni and cook until al dente, roughly 8 to 12 minutes. Drain pasta and save.

    To assemble and serve: In a large bowl, mix together the cooked pasta and cheese sauce. Place in a baking pan and cover top with the grated fontina, gouda, emmentaler, and queso blanco. Bake at 375 until the top is browned, about 30 minutes. Finish by adding fresh chives as garnish.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: flour, butter, whole milk, cheese, elbow macaroni

    Course: Side Dish

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