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Mac And Cheese With Pesto, Proscuitto, And Peas

789 faves | 4 recommends
Nutrition per serving    (USDA % daily values)
CAL
1201
FAT
250%
CHOL
146%
SOD
130%

Comments

This has been on my "to make list" for quite some time. I made it for our monthly neighborhood social party and it was a HUGE hit! Everyone loved it!! I did use a homemade parsley-basil pesto, which I think really added to the unique flavor. This is a great recipe. Thanks for sharing! As for the name, I just kept calling it fancy Mac n' cheese :-)
Daniel Eliot   •  24 Aug   •  Report
My suggestion is: " delightful parisiene pasta with bacon"...
Flávia Emmanuelle   •  2 Jan   •  Report
@Kiersten - that's such a sweet comment! Taking suggestions for a new name!
Staff Faves from Foodily   •  2 Jan   •  Report
Calling this mac and cheese just really takes away from what a nice dish this is. Anything that calls for homemade pesto and proscuitto deserves a little more respect :) I definitely think it deserves a more enlightened name!
Kiersten Tellis Selby   •  15 Dec   •  Report
Sounds amazing. Looking forward to it.
Rex Sundstrom   •  19 Nov   •  Report
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Ingredients for 6 servings

4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, plus a little more for the pan

1 quart whole milk

1 pound penne rigate

1/4 cup all-purpose flour

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

3/4 cup frozen peas, defrosted

1 pound sharp white cheddar cheese, grated (4 cups)

1/2 pound mozzarella (fresh or supermarket-style), grated (1 cup)

6 slices prosciutto, cut into skinny strips

1/2 cup pesto, preferably homemade

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