Pancetta Chive Mac & Cheese

Jen Geelen


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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30 Min
45 Min


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

How to Make Pancetta Chive Mac & Cheese


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