Mac & Cheese Carbonara

Mac & Cheese Carbonara

Prep Time

20 minutes

Cook Time

25 minutes

Serves

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Mac & Cheese Carbonara

The best of America’s favorite Mac & cheese paired with Italy’s favorite Carbonara Sauce!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound elbow macaroni cooked to al dente
  • Carbonara Topping:
  • 10 slices pancetta rough chopped
  • 3 cups bread crumbs
  • 1 cup grated Parmigiano
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley
  • Mac & Cheese”
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 cups cream
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 3 teaspoons flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper
  • 2 cups grated Fontina
  • 3/4 cup Parmigiano
  • 1 cup mozzarella
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup olive oil

Preparation

  • 1 Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • 2 In a dry saucepan cook pancetta until slightly crisp.
  • 3 Combine pancetta, 2 tablespoons drippings, bread crumbs, 1 cup Parmigiano and parsley.
  • 4 Set aside.
  • 5 Add garlic to pancetta drippings and heat for 1 minute.
  • 6 Whisk in flour until bubbling and slightly browned.
  • 7 Slowly add, cream, milk, salt and pepper whisking over medium heat until slightly thickened, about 10 minutes.
  • 8 Add fontina, parmigiano and mozzarella whisking until melted.
  • 9 Mix together with pasta and pour into buttered baking dish.
  • 10 Top with bread crumb mixture and press down.
  • 11 Drizzle with olive oil.
  • 12 Bake 20-25 minutes.
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