Bacon and Boursin Macaroni and Cheese
Cheesy, so savory and incredibly flavorful, this is the cheesy mac recipe dreams are made of.
American, comfort food
macaroni elbows pasta
5.2 oz pkg Garlic & Herb Boursin Gournay cheese
dry white wine
freshly grated parmesan cheese
minced fresh herbs
such as Italian parsley, chives, and basil
extra virgin olive oil or melted butter
Heat oven to 350F. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
Meanwhile, cook the bacon until cooked but not yet crisp. Drain, cool, and chop the bacon finely.
Cook the pasta to al dente according to package directions.
While pasta is cooking, make the Boursin cheese sauce. Heat the 2 tablespoons butter and flour in a medium sauce pan, whisking until smooth. Simmer 1 minute.
Slowly whisk in the milk until smooth. Heat over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the sauce just starts to steam.
Shut off the heat and add the cheeses, salt, and mustard, stirring until smooth. Add the wine and half of the bacon.
Once the macaroni is cooked, drain and add to the Boursin cheese sauce. Pour all into a 13x9 baking dish.
In a small bowl, combine the remaining bacon with the breadcrumbs, parmesan, and olive oil. Layer as a topping over the macaroni and cheese.
Bake the casserole at 350F for 15 minutes or until very bubbly and golden on top. Yields 6 servings as a main dish; 8 as a side.
The wine is optional, I just love the flavor it brings. The alcohol cooks off, but if you want to leave it out simply substitute milk.
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