Thursday, November 15, 2012

Mac 'n Cheese Carbonara

What happens when you combine America's favorite Mac 'n Cheese with Italy's favorite Pasta Carbonara?  Mac 'n Cheese Carbonara that's what and I can guarantee it will just right up to the top of YOUR family favorite's list!
Video Recipe:

1 pound elbow macaroni cooked to al dente
Carbonara Topping:
10 slices pancetta rough chopped
3 cups bread crumbs
1 cup grated Parmigiano
½ cup chopped fresh Italian parsley
Mac & Cheese”
1 clove garlic minced
2 cups cream
1 ½ cups whole milk
3 teaspoons flour
½ teaspoon each salt and pepper
2 cups grated Fontina
¾ cup  Parmigiano
1 cup mozzarella
2 tablespoons butter
¼ cup olive oil
In a dry saucepan cook pancetta until slightly crisp
Combine pancetta, 2 tablespoons drippings, bread crumbs, I cup Parmigiano and parsley
Set aside
Add garlic to pancetta drippings and heat for 1 minute
Whisk in flour until bubbling and slightly browned
Slowly add, cream, milk, salt and pepper whisking over medium heat until slightly thickened, about 10 minutes
Add fontina, parmigiano and mozzarella whisking until melted
Mix together with pasta and pour into buttered baking dish
Top with bread crumb mixture and press down
Drizzle with olive oil
Bake in preheated 350F oven for 20-25 minutes


  1. This not only sounds incredible, but it is beautiful . . .Yum!!!