Hello, y’all! I hope you were excited about our last holiday side dish, my famous Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Coconut Milk, Bacon, and Cilantro. This time I am going to be sharing with you Mac and Cheese Carbonara, a recipe adapted from Chef Bobby Flay.
I though this mac and cheese might be a great side dish to add to either our Thanksgiving or Christmas table — or as an everyday main dish as well. Chef Bobby Flay’s Mac and Cheese Carbonara is a scrumptious variation on the traditional mac and cheese. Of course, there is nothing wrong with the traditional mac and cheese, but having something familiar on our plates with a new flavor can be exciting, don’t you think?
In case you didn’t know, the term Carbonara applies to an Italian pasta dish from Rome that was created in the middle of the 20th century, and is based on eggs, cheese (Pecorino Romano or Parmigiano-Reggiano), bacon or pancetta, and black pepper. Although spaghetti is the customary pasta used, we will be using elbow macaroni to compose our mac and cheese carbonara… A real fusion between American and Italian cuisine!!
I hope that you enjoy our creamy mac and cheese as much as my family and I did.