Love this Mac 'n Cheese! The panko and pancetta add a whole other level of texture and flavor. It's a must-try! For the kiddos, just set theirs aside before adding the panko for a simple mac experience.
Author: Belqui's Twist
Shredded White Cheddar Cheese
Ground Black Pepper
or Chopped Bacon
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
In a large pot on medium-high heat, add the
Unsalted Butter (1/4 cup)
and cook until melted. Whisk in the
All-Purpose Flour (1/4 cup)
and cook for about 1 minute.
Reduce heat to medium and add
Milk (1 cup)
Heavy Cream (2 cups)
Dry Mustard (1 tsp)
Ground Black Pepper (1/2 tsp)
. Whisk until it begins to bubble.
Reduce to low and add
Shredded White Cheddar Cheese (2 cups)
. Stir until melted.
Pasta (1 lb)
, stirring until combined. Remove from heat. Place the mac and cheese in an oven-safe skillet and flatten it lightly. Sprinkle
Panko Breadcrumbs (1/4 cup)
evenly over top and spray with
Spray Butter (as needed)
Bake for approximately 10 minutes at 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). You may increase to no more than 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) if it's taking too long to become golden on top.
While the mac and cheese bakes in the oven, cook the
Pancetta (1 pckg)
in a pan until golden with no oil. It will release its own fat.
Once mac and cheese is ready, sprinkle the cooked pancetta over top and enjoy!
Nutrition Per Serving
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