Bacon, White Truffle, Mac and Cheese

Pat Duran

By
@kitchenChatter

Simple lifestyles recipe and Simply Eats have inspired this easy recipe.
The earthy flavor of the white truffle oil gives this mac and cheese with bacon an extra snap of flavor for your early brunch or dinner.


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Serves:

makes 6 one cup servings

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Ingredients

1 3/4 c
milk
2 Tbsp
dehydrated onion bits
1 medium
bay leaf
12 oz
pasta, uncooked
2 Tbsp
all purpose flour
1/2 c
milk
1 tsp
salt
3/4 c
shredded fontina cheese
1/2 c
shredded gruyère cheese
1/3 c
real bacon bits or 6 strips precooked bacon,chopped
3 tsp
white truffle oil (trader joe's)or (whole foods)
3 or 4 slice
french bread, torn into pieces - it doesn't have to be fresh
2 Tbsp
grated fresh parmesan cheese
2 clove
garlic,crushed
1 Tbsp
olive oil

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Heat milk, onion and bay leaf in a large skillet until bubbles form around edges -do not boil. Cover and remove from heat; let set for 15 minutes.
Cook pasta to al dente in boiling water; drain.
2
Remove bay leaf from milk mixture. In a small bowl add remaining milk and flour, stirring with a whisk until well blended. Gradually stir flour mixture and salt into the warm milk and onion mixture. Stir constantly, cooking for one minute. Remove from heat, let set 8 minutes.
3
Gradually add the fontina and Gruyère cheese, stirring until melted. Stir in pasta,bacon and truffle oil. Spoon mixture into a 2 quart,sprayed casserole baking dish.
Preheat broiler .
4
Place the bread pieces, Parmesan cheese and garlic in a food processor and process until coarse crumbs form. Drizzle with olive oil; pulse until fine crumbs form.
Sprinkle breadcrumb mixture over pasta. Broil 2 minutes or until golden brown.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta, Pasta Sides
Other Tag: Quick & Easy