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Gruyere Mac & Cheese

Gruyere Mac & Cheese

Mac & Cheese for grown-ups!!
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6


  • ½ lb Bacon cut into ½-inch pieces
  • lb Short Pasta rotini, shells, penne, etc.
  • 4 tbsp Butter
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 4 tbsp Flour
  • cup Chicken Stock
  • ½ cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 lb Gruyere Cheese cut into small cubes
  • ½ cup Parmasean Cheese shredded
  • 1 tsp Parsley for ganish


  • Prepare all of the ingredients. Start water boiling for pasta.
  • In a frying pan over medium-high heat, add bacon. Cook until crispy and remove to a paper towel covered plate.
  • Add pasta to boiling water. Cook as directed on package. Drain in colander and rinse with cool water. Return to pot, away from heat.
  • In a sauce pan over medium heat, add butter and garlic powder. Once melted, whisk in flour. Let cook for 3 minutes, then whisk in chicken broth. Let cook for 3 minutes then whisk in heavy cream. Cook for 3 minutes then add cheese, one handful at a time until fully melted.
  • Pour cheese sauce over pasta and stir to combine. Serve with garnished with bacon and parsely.
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