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Mac & Cheese Carbonara

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

Prep Time:

20 minutes

Cook Time:

25 minutes

Serves:

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

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.