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Gouda Stovetop Mac and Cheese

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A creamy, perfect bowl of mac and cheese with bacon and sweet onion, based on Tracy (Sugarcrafter)’s recipe for “Farfalle with Bacon, Onion and Gouda,” also on TK.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Campanelle Pasta
  • 5 slices Bacon
  • 1 whole Sweet Onion, Chopped Finely
  • 1 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 cup Shredded Gouda Cheese
  • 1 pinch Salt To Taste
  • 1 pinch Black Pepper To Taste

Preparation

1. Boil some salted water and cook the pasta until al dente; set aside.
2. Fry the bacon slices until they’re starting to get crispy, then remove them to a paper towel and pat off the grease. Roughly chop them, and set them aside.
3. Remove most of the bacon grease from the pot, leaving about 1 tablespoon. Fry the finely chopped sweet onion in the bacon grease over medium heat for about 5 minutes, until translucent and slightly soft. Season the onion with salt and pepper as it cooks.
4. Add the bacon back into the pot along with the heavy cream. Simmer over medium-high heat for a few minutes, until the mixture has reduced and thickened a little.
5. Turn off the heat and stir in the Gouda cheese. As soon as it has melted into the sauce, add in the cooked pasta and stir until the noodles are coated in the sauce.
6. Taste and re-season, adding salt and pepper as needed. Serve hot!

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by ambers hands on 4.14.2011

Can’t wait to try this!

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Lindsay on 4.13.2011

Can’t wait to try this… yum!!

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barb on 4.13.2011

ps……..by purist I mean he loves that yellow cheese mac & cheese

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barb on 4.13.2011

Wonder if my purist husband would like this, sure sounds good to me!!

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mommiecooks on 4.13.2011

Wow does this look good! That’s my kind of mac and cheese. :)

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the country cook on 11.3.2012

Delicious!

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AshliA on 5.29.2011

Really good…next time I will either use less pasta or make more sauce though to make it creamier. Great flavor!

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jeringray on 4.20.2011

I would have given this 5 mitts because personally, I LOVED it, but my husband just said it was ok. He said I could make it again but it wasn’t his favorite of my several mac and cheese recipes. My 4 y/o wasn’t terribly crazy about it either. I used elbow macaroni because it’s all I had on hand, but otherwise followed the recipe. I will definitely make it again. Might be good with some peas thrown in, and I love johannagibson’s idea to use proscuitto instead of the bacon. Thanks kitchenlovenest for a darn good recipe!

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johannagibson on 4.13.2011

This dish is amazing! I used proscuitto instead of bacon and added chicken and I have to say this is one of my favorite dishes I’ve ever made.

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