A Cyber Potluck With Our Internet Friends

Read our mac and cheese recipe: Cavatappi with Fontina & Fall Veggies

When the nice folks at the Food Network asked us to create a dish for their Virtual Thanksgiving Table they requested that we pick one dish for a number of available categories, from which we—and only we—would represent. These categories included mashed potatoes, turkey, stuffing, green beans, mac and cheese (record skip).

Wait, so let's get this straight. Well-respected outlets like Real Simple, Food and Wine and Epicurious actually passed over mac and cheese for dishes like vegetable pot pie and chestnut and sherry soup. Insanity. Ask yourself: Who at your Thanksgiving table wouldn't want to dig into a steaming pan of the stuff? You see that photo at the top of the page. You're hungry now, no? Thought so.

We think you will really dig our recipe, which marries buttery fontina and sharp gruyère with tubular cavatappi. We also promise there will be no leftovers at your Thanksgiving table.

Other participating media outlets:

Cocktails, Appetizers, Salads and Breads:

Liquor.com: Thanksgiving Cocktails

The Kitchn: Goat Cheese Panna Cotta Topped With Canned Cranberry Jelly Cut-Outs

Big Girls Small Kitchen: Braided Biscuits

Epicurious: Chestnut and Sherry Soup

Yahoo! Shine: Spicy Caramelized Onion Jam With Goat Cheese

YumSugar: Kale and Chard Salad with Pomegranates and Hazelnuts

Whole Foods Market: Mixed Green Salad With Pears, Hazelnuts, Blue Cheese and Homemade Croutons


FN Dish: Alton Brown's Good Eats Roast Turkey

BlogHer Food: Root Vegetable Pot Pie With Cheddar Biscuit Crust


Cooking Light: Fennel, Sausage, and Caramelized Apple Stuffing

Bon Appetit: Maxine Rapoport's Turkey Stuffing

EatingWell: Green Bean Casserole

Serious Eats: Ultra-Crispy Roasted Potatoes

Oprah.com: David Chang's Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Asian Vinaigrette

Food Republic: Cavatappi With Fontina and Fall Vegetables

Healthy Eats: Green Bean Casserole With Crispy Shallots

Real Simple: Brown Sugar-Glazed Carrots With Rosemary and Pecans

The Daily Meal: Bacon Brussels Sprouts

AP/ J.M. Hirsch: Ginger-Pear Cranberry Sauce

Food52: Mashed Potatoes with Caramelized Onions and Goat Cheese

Food.com: Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes

Food & Wine: Swiss Chard and Leek Gratin

All You: Sweet Potato Bake


The Blender/ Williams-Sonoma: Deep-Dish Apple Bourbon Streusel Pie

Southern Living: Pumpkin-Pecan Cheesecake

Cooking Channel: Apple Bread Pudding

Fox News: Molasses Sugar Cookies

Gourmet Live: Pumpkin Coconut Panna Cotta

Melissa Clark: Sweet Potato Ginger Custard Pie

MyRecipes.com: White Chocolate Cheesecake With Cranberry Currant Compote