Gorgonzola Bacon Mac and Cheese
This gorgonzola bacon mac and cheese is packed full of crunchy bacon, melty cheddar cheese and sharp gorgonzola cheese. This is one grown up mac and cheese!
yield: 2-4 SERVINGS
prep time: 10 minutes
cook time: 55 minutes
total time: 65 minutes
2 cups elbow macaroni
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
1-1/2 cups whole milk, slightly warmed
5 ounces gorgonzola cheese
4 ounces sharp cheddar shredded cheese
6 ounces, crispy cooked bacon
Fresh cracked pepper, to taste
Adapted from Ina Garten
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray an 8x8 pan with non-stick spray.
Bring a large pot of water to a boil of high heat.
Add heavy pinch of kosher salt to the water and pour in pasta. Cook until al dente, following the box directions. Once the pasta is cooked drain and set aside until ready to use.
In a large high sided skillet add butter and set over medium heat. Once the butter has melted add in the flour and whisk to combine.
Once the mixture has become smooth slowly whisk in warmed milk until fully combined. Whisk the mixture until it's smooth and starts to thicken.
Once it has thickened add in gorgonzola and sharp cheddar cheese. Turn off the heat on the stove and stir the mixture until the cheese is completely melted.
Stir in pasta, bacon pepper and nutmeg.
Add mixture to the prepared pan, top with addition cheese if desired, and bake for 35 minutes until the top with lightly browned.