Broccoli And Bacon Mac And Cheese
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thick bacon, cut into small pieces
crowns broccoli, cut into florets
fontina cheese, shredded
cheddar cheese, shredded
In a medium saute pan, cook the bacon to a crisp and then transfer to a paper towel lined plate and set aside.
Cook macaroni pasta in salted water according to package directions, until al dente.
Reserve 1 cup pasta water before draining the pasta.
Drain the pasta water into a second pot and return the pot to the stove top.
Add the broccoli to the hot water and cook over medium high for 3 to 4 minutes, until fork tender and then drain.
While the broccoli is cooking, transfer the pasta to a large bowl.
Add 1/4 cup pasta water, the yogurt, a few dashes of hot sauce and 1/3 cup of the grated cheese and stir until the cheese has melted.
Stir in remaining cheese, one small handful at a time to prevent clumping.
Add additional pasta water as necessary to thin the cheese sauce.
Season with salt and pepper. Add the broccoli and bacon, mix well and serve.