Macaroni and Cheese with Kielbasa and Mustard

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated May/June 2004

Neither dull nor excessively rich, macaroni and cheese should please a multitude of palates. Could we find a simple way to make this dish appealing to adults and kids alike?

SERVES6 to 8, or 10 to 12 as a side

TIME1½ hours


For a macaroni and cheese recipe that would appeal to adults and kids alike, we kept things simple, staying away from pungent cheeses and overly rich eggs and cream. Instead, we tossed al dente pasta with a béchamel-based cheese sauce, usin...