2 In The Kitchen: Sadie’s Mac & Cheese Is Perfect For Kitchen Klutzes

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – To mark “Kitchen Klutzes Of America” day, Peter Sibilia of Sadie’s in Brooklyn stopped by the CBS 2 studios with a recipe he says can’t miss, even if you burn toast and can’t boil water.

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Sadie’s Kitchen Miss FiFi’s Mac

Serves 4-6 people


  • 1 pound of cooked pasta-medium shells, elbow, ect. (something that holds the cheese well)
  • 1 cup shredded Swiss
  • 2 cup shredded Gruyere ( 1 cup for topping)
  • 1 cup shredded Emmental
  • 1/2 cup crumbled bacon
  • 1/2 cup chopped chives ( fresh or freeze dried)
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1 cup 1/2 & 1/2
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • pinch nutmeg
  • Bay leaf
  • salt & pepper


Pour cream & 1/2&1/2 into a medium size heavy saucepan on medium heat. Add white wine, nutmeg and salt & pepper and bay leaf. As liquid begins to heat ( 10 minutes) add shredded cheese ( except the reversed cup of Gruyere) Stir constantly until cheese melts and creates a cheese sauce. Reduce heat and carefully remove bay leaf and add pasta, bacon and chives gently mix well. Turn off heat and put into backing dish ( around 2-4 inches high) top with the reserved cup Gruyere and a little bacon to garnish. Bake for 15- 20 minutes at 375 until top bubbles. Serve!

Optional: You can drizzle with some truffle oil when it comes out of oven if you like.


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