Pioneer Woman's Fancy Mac and Cheese Recipe

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  1. Heat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Drizzle the mushrooms with the olive oil and then sprinkle them with salt and pepper. Roast in the oven until deep golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes. Set aside. Turn down the oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Fry the thick slices of bacon until chewy, but not yet crisp. Chop up the bacon into bite-size bits. Set aside.
  4. In a large skillet over medium-low heat, saute the onions in 1 tablespoons butter, stirring occasionally, until golden brown, about 15 minutes. Set aside.
  5. Cook the macaroni until just undercooked. Set aside.
  6. To make the sauce, melt the remaining 4 tablespoons butter in a large pot over medium heat. Sprinkle the flour, whisking to combine. Let the roux cook for a minute or so, whisking constantly. Then pout in the milk, whisking constantly. Cook the white sauce until thick and bubbly, 3-5 minutes. Next, add the half and half, 1 teaspoons salt and 1/2 teaspoons pepper. Spoon some of the hot white sauce into the beaten eggs to temper them, stirring with a fork to incorporate the mixture without cooking the eggs. Pour the tempered eggs into the white sauce, stirring constantly as you add them. Add the fontina, gruyere, parmesan, and goat cheese. Stir until the cheese melts. Add the cooked macaroni and stir to coat. Splash in a little milk or hot water if needed for thinning.
  7. Butter a 9 x 13 inch baking pan. Layer on half the onions, half the macaroni, half the musrooms, half the gorgonzola and half of the bacon. Repeat layers, ending with the bacon. Bake until bubbly and hot, 20 to 25 minutes.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 479.53 Kcal (2008 kJ)
Calories from fat 306.79 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 34.09g 52%
Cholesterol 106.39mg 35%
Sodium 734.68mg 31%
Potassium 393.23mg 8%
Total Carbs 19.84g 7%
Sugars 5.58g 22%
Dietary Fiber 1.39g 6%
Protein 22.89g 46%
Vitamin C 1.2mg 2%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 5%
Iron 0.8mg 4%
Calcium 491.9mg 49%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 202.78 Kcal (849 kJ)
Calories from fat 129.74 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14.42g 52%
Cholesterol 44.99mg 35%
Sodium 310.68mg 31%
Potassium 166.29mg 8%
Total Carbs 8.39g 7%
Sugars 2.36g 22%
Dietary Fiber 0.59g 6%
Protein 9.68g 46%
Vitamin C 0.5mg 2%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 5%
Iron 0.3mg 4%
Calcium 208mg 49%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 12.2
  • 13

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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