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Panko Crusted Pancetta Mac 'n Cheese

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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.

30MIN

Total Cooking Time

11

Ingredients
Belqui's Twist
I clearly love to cook but I am so much more than that. I am a wife, a mother of two, digital marketing executive and an Autism support coach. Yep! My hands are full!
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Ingredients
US / METRIC
Servings:
4
Serves 4
1 lb
Pasta
1 cup
2 cups
Heavy Cream
2 cups
Shredded White Cheddar
1 tsp
Dry Mustard
1/4 cup
Panko Breadcrumbs
to taste
Spray Butter
1 pckg
Pancetta
For garnish
Chopped Bacon
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Directions

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Step 1
Cook Pasta (1 lb) according to package directions, using minimum salt. Drain and set aside to start making the cheese sauce.
Step 2
Preheat your oven at 350 degrees F (176 degrees C).
Step 3
In a large pot on medium high heat, add Unsalted Butter (1/4 cup) until melted. Whisk in the All-Purpose Flour (1/4 cup) and cook for about one minute.
Step 4
Reduce heat to medium and add Milk (1 cup) , Heavy Cream (2 cups) , Dry Mustard (1 tsp) and Ground Black Pepper (1/2 tsp) . Whisk until it begins to bubble.
Step 5
Reduce to low and add Shredded White Cheddar (2 cups) . Stir until melted.
Step 6
Add cooked pasta, 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 (to taste) . Bake for approximately 10 minutes at 350 degrees F (176 degrees C). You may increase to no more than 400 degrees F (204 degrees C) if it's taking too long to become golden on top.
Step 7
While the mac and cheese is in the oven, cook the Pancetta (1 pckg) in a pan, pot 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!

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