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Mac and Cheese

Course: Accompaniment
Cuisine: American


  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 Pound elbow macaroni or cavatappi
  • 1 Quart milk
  • 6 Tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 Cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 Cups Pinnacle Cheese Grated
  • 3 Cups Clau d' ville Cheddar Cheese Grated
  • 1/2 Tablespoon sea salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon black pepper Freshly Ground
  • 1/2 Teaspoon nutmeg Ground
  • 1 Cup parmesan cheese Or other cheese topping



  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
  • Drizzle oil into large pot of boiling water. Add macaroni and cook according to directions on the package.
  • Drain well.


  • Melt butter in a large (4-quart) pot and add flour. Cook over low heat for 2 minutes, stirring constantly with a whisk.
  • Add milk and cook until thickened and smooth.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Add Pinnacle and Clau d' ville Cheddar, salt, pepper, and nutmeg.
  • Stir well.

Combine and Bake

  • Add cooked macaroni to sauce and stir well.
  • Pour into 3-quart dish.
  • Sprinkle Parmesan on top.
  • Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until sauce is bubbly and browned on top.