Saturday, October 18, 2008

~Do You Like Reubens & Mac n Cheese?~

Rachael Ray is my cooking idol.  30 Minute Meals is one of my favorite tv shows and actually now that I think about it the only cooking show I really watch.  

Rachael's recipes are quick, easy, and often times you can find the ingredients already in your pantry.  Every recipe that I have made has come out delicious!  Check out Rachael's Blog for more fun info!

Recently I made Rachael's Reuben Mac n Cheese dish.  Wow, it was yummy!  If you love Reuben sammys and mac n cheese then this dish is for you!

The link to the recipe is above, however I wanted to include the recipe here in my blog as well.  If you do decided to make this dish let me know what you think!  If you have a similar recipe or would like to share one of your own your comments are welcome.  

Happy Cooking!

Reuben Mac n Cheese


  • Salt
  • 1 pound cavatappi, hallow corkscrew shaped pasta or, other short cut
  • 2 slices rye bread
  • 3 tablespoons butter plus some for butteringtoast
  • A handful fresh parsley leaves
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup spicy brown deli mustard (recommended: Gulden's)
  • 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Gruyere
  • 1 cup shredded yellow Cheddar
  • 3/4 pound good quality deli corned beef, sliced as thick as bacon, chopped
  • 1 pound sauerkraut, rinsed and well drained


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

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.

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.

Preheat broiler.

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 3-4 minutes, serve.


TNT2008 said...

I really like RR. I can watch her show and hit the kitchen. Just the way is ought to be.:)

A Keeper's Jackpot said...

Sounds like a good recipe, thanks for participating in the carnival

Anonymous said... trip to the grocery and we are having this for dinner. Drat...I want it right NOW!


Jen said...

This sounds super yummy! thank you for sharing!!!