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mac 'n cheese with panchetta

(1 rating)
Recipe by
cyndi episcopo
waretown, NJ

One of my favorite comfort foods of all time is mac n cheese. It's cheesy (most importantly)creamy, and just plain good. The gruyere, (a Swiss cheese) and panchetta (an Italian bacon) gives this ordinary dish some extra delicious flavor. (As if it wasn't delicious enough already.)This may not be the cheapest recipe, but I assure you the flavor matches the dollar. If you are budgeting, consider American Swiss cheese and regular bacon as a cheaper alternative.

(1 rating)
yield 5 serving(s)
prep time 5 Min
cook time 35 Min

Ingredients For mac 'n cheese with panchetta

  • 1/2 lb
    elbow macaroni (cooked, set aside)
  • 2 Tbsp
    all purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 1/2 c
  • 4 oz
    cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 4 oz
    gruyere cheese, shredded
  • 1 pinch
    salt and pepper
  • 1/2 lb
    panchetta (cooked and drained)
  • 2 Tbsp

How To Make mac 'n cheese with panchetta

  • 1
    In the pan you fried your bacon in (clean out the fat after the pan cools) Melt the butter in pan until golden and bubbly. Add flour and whisk into clumps. Whisk on/off for several minutes until it becomes a little dryer like pie crust. Add the warm milk, only about 2 tbsp at a time. Whisk each time until blended before next addition of milk.When all the milk mixture is whisked to a smooth texture, whisk in the cheese until melted. Add panchetta, spices, and macaroni. Heat through, about 1 minute and serve.

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