Saturday, December 8, 2012

Updated Blue Cheese Mac and Cheese

This is a variation on our favorite pasta dish. Pecans may sound like a strange addition, but they balance the richness of the blue cheese and bacon. Absolutely delicious!
4 bacon slices, chopped
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups milk
4 oz. sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded
2 oz. crumbled gorgonzola cheese
Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
Salt and pepper
8 oz. cooked pasta
1 cup toasted chopped pecans

1. Cook bacon until crisp; drain. Wipe pan clean, and melt butter. Sprinkle in flour, and cook, whisking constantly, 1 minute. Gradually whisk in milk; cook, whisking often, until mixture is thickened. Stir in cheeses and nutmeg. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir in pasta and bacon. Pour mixture into a baking dish. Sprinkle chopped pecans over top.
2. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Serve immediately.

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