Laura’s Mac ~n~ Cheese

Laura's Mac -n- Cheese

Laura's Mac -n- Cheese

A friend I were discussing the amount of effort I spend each night making dinner for essentially just myself. I said, “I’m a chef, what do you expect Mac -n- Cheese?”. The following recipe is my Mac -n- Cheese for Laura.

Serves: 4

Ingredients:

  • 6 slice of bacon
  • 2 Links of Hot Italian Sausage, removed from casing
  • 6 oz Armoniche Macaroni
  • 6 oz Caserecce Macaroni
  • 3-5 oz Port Salut cheese (France)
  • 3-5 oz Artisan Aged White Cheddar Cheese
  • 3-5 oz Beemster with Field Garlic Cheese
  • 3-5 oz Fume Hickory Smoked Rambol Cheese
  • 3-5 oz Danish Fontina
  • 1-2 Cups Milk (preferred whole)
  • 1/4 cup Flour
  • 2 tbls butter
  • 1/2 cup Green Olives quartered
  • Finely chopped Basil for garnish
  • Finely chopped Oregano for garnish.
  • 2 oz freshly grated Mancheso al Romero cheese for garnish
  • Salt
  • Fresh ground pepper

Directions:

Fry bacon until crisp, set bacon a side and retain bacon fat. In the same skillet brown sausage. In a medium sauce pan over medium heat add bacon, sausage fat and butter when butter is melted add flour and mix. Next add 1 cup milk and bring heat up to medium high. Grate or finally chop Port Salut, White Cheddar, Beemster, Rambol and Fontina and add to sauce pan. Stir cheese mixture frequently, adding milk as necessary to maintain a consistency similar to ketchup. Add a table sppon of salt and pepper to cheese sause to taste.

Armoniche and Caserecce Macaroni

Armoniche and Caserecce Macaroni

Cook pasta according to directions until aldente, 7-10 minutes. Drain pasta and add olives and cheese sauce, toss untill thourghly.

Plate and add Mancheso al Romero,basil oregano and finely chopped bacon.

Enjoy.

Variants:

Most soft or semi soft cheeses can bet suppstituted depending on the flavor profile that works for you.

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