Cheese Macaroni with Pancetta

Ingredients :

  • 2-1/2 cups macaroni
  • 75 g pancetta, diced
  • 2 cups cream
  • 1 cup grated Cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups grated Gruyère
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 2 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 2 tbsp. snipped fresh chives, plus some extra for garnish
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Cooking Procedures :

  1. Cook macaroni according to package directions. Drain, cover and keep warm; set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan over high heat, place pancetta; cook, stirring, for 4 minutes or until well browned and slightly crisp. Drain on paper towels; set aside.
  3. Using the same pan, reduce heat to medium. Stir in cream; simmer. Add the cheeses, garlic, mustard and paprika; stir for 5 minutes or until the cheeses have melted and the sauce has thickened. Season.
  4. Add the cooked macaroni and pancetta; stir for a minute or until heated through.
  5. Stir in the chives; garnish with some extra chives and serve.
  6. Serves 4.

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