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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!

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.

I love good food.

Gorgonzola Bacon Mac and Cheese by Nutmeg Nanny

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Gorgonzola Bacon Mac and Cheese by Nutmeg Nanny

Gorgonzola Bacon Mac and Cheese

Author: Brandy O’Neill – Nutmeg Nanny
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!
5 from 1 vote
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 2 -4 servings


  • 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


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and spray a 9×9 pan with non-stick spray.
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil of high heat.
  • Add a heavy pinch of kosher salt to the water and pour in the 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 additional cheese if desired, and bake for 35 minutes until the top with lightly browned.


Adapted from Ina Garten
Course Main Course
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About Brandy!

I am a food lover and recipe developer bringing you delicious recipes that taste great and are easy to make! My food is inspired by travels around the world and my love of flavorful food. A list of things that make me happy: cats, Coke Zero, houseplants, and travel. Read more...

Recipe Rating

Reece L Bain

Friday 31st of December 2021

I made this and it was delicious. I did make some changes, however. I do not like “cheese gravy.” So I changed the recipe to use sodium citrate. In order to make up the volume that would have been made by the gravy I used 2 cups of milk, 1/2 tsp of sodium citrate and increased the cheddar to 8oz. The blend with 5oz of Gorgonzola was amazing. I also added a Panko Parmesan topping using 2tbsp of butter, 1/4 cup of grated parm and 1/2 cup of panko bread crumbs. Melt the butter, combine and cover the entire top with the mixture. Still baked at 350 about 35 min until the panko topping was golden brown. Let sit 10-15 min after removing from the oven and voilà an excellent gourmet Mac n cheese. Oh and I added some bacon crumbles to the top after removing from the oven. Magnifique! Wish I could post a pic!


Saturday 11th of February 2017

This sounds really good, I love the bite from the Gorgonzola...Probably can't sneak that one my the kids though! I think a bit of diced apple might be a nice addition for flavor and texture.

Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom

Monday 24th of November 2014

I looooove mac and cheese and love mac and cheese recipes with a variety of cheeses . . love gorgonzola and cheddar together and the bacon is just perfection!


Thursday 27th of February 2014

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.

Megan {Country Cleaver}

Wednesday 26th of February 2014

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


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