Pancetta Chive Mac & Cheese

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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.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

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)

How to Make Pancetta Chive Mac & Cheese

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.

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About Pancetta Chive Mac & Cheese

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




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