Pancetta Chive Mac & Cheese

Jen Geelen

By
@jenji79

I was going to make the "standard" baked mac & cheese for dinner when I came across some Pancetta and Chive & Onion cream cheese in the fridge. So I figured what the heck I'll try something new. I mean my bagels had gotten moldy before I could use the cream cheese anyway, lol. I used cheddar cheese because that's what I had on hand but I think this would be really good with Monterey Jack cheese too.


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Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

45 Min

Ingredients

16 oz
elbow macaroni, cooked
16 oz
cheddar cheese
1/2 c
cheddar cheese, shredded
1/4 c
butter
1/2 c
milk
8 oz
philadelphia chive & onion cream cheese
4 oz
pancetta, diced (boar's head)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350.
2
Saute Pancetta for 10-12 min or until cooked through and crispy.
3
In a medium sauce pan, add 16 oz cheddar cheese, butter, and milk. Heat over medium until cheese is melted and creamy.
4
Stir cheddar cheese mixture and pancetta into cooked pasta.
5
Heat opened container of cream cheese in microwave for 30 sec, stirring after 15, to soften. Add cream cheese to pasta mixture.
6
Put pasta mixture into an oven proof casserole dish. Top with 1/2 Cup shredded cheese.
7
Bake for 45 min or until heated through and cheese on top has melted and become crispy.

About this Recipe

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