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!

Gorgonzola Bacon Mac and Cheese by Nutmeg Nanny

A few years ago you could not have gotten me near blue or gorgonzola cheese. Now? Well, I’m still not a fan of blue cheese (it tastes like soap to me…which I know sounds super weird) but gorgonzola is slowly growing on me. It has a nice sharp taste without being crazy soapy strong.  

AFter I decided I needed to make a gorgonzola mac and cheese I also knew I needed to add bacon. I swear to bacon and gorgonzola go together like 2 peas in pod. Plus bacon in general is awesome. Crispy, salty and full of smoky flavor. Someone needs to stage an intervention. Must. Stop. Eating. Bacon. {at every meal}

This dish could easily be served as a main course BUT I really like it as a side dish. It paired amazingly with grilled ribeye. Then again, what doesn’t go well with steak? If anyone is planning a bacon intervention you should throw steak into the mix….and mac and cheese. Man I love good food.

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Gorgonzola Bacon Mac and Cheese by Nutmeg Nanny

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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

Ingredients:

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
Nutmeg, pinch

Adapted from Ina Garten

Directions:

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.

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6 Responses to “Gorgonzola Bacon Mac and Cheese”

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    Rene — February 26, 2014 at 11:05 am

    Oh my goodness, this looks absolutely amazing!! I’m headed to the grocery store after work to get the ingredients I need so I can make it :)

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — February 26, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    I might just need to eat the whole thing. Just maybe.

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    Megan {Country Cleaver} — February 26, 2014 at 11:22 pm

    You just know the way to my HEART!!! Carbs, bacon and cheese. I love you!!

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    Joanne — February 27, 2014 at 6:25 pm

    I feel like, as food bloggers, we’re the only people in the world who constantly make things we don’t really like…and eventually learn to like them! I’m not HUGE on gorgonzola or blue cheese…but I can be convinced if used in certain ways.

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