Havarti-Bacon Mac and Cheese

Ingredients for 2 servings
  • ½ pound pasta (any shape), cooked and drained
  • ¼ cup chopped bacon
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 12 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1½ cups whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ cup shredded Castello Havarti Cheese
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
Havarti-Bacon Mac and Cheese


  1. In a large saute pan, cook the bacon until crispy. Remove bacon but leave bacon fat drippings in pan.
  2. Add butter and flour and cook until a roux is formed, about 3 minutes.
  3. Whisk in the milk and all the seasonings. Once thickened, add cheese and chopped cilantro.
  4. Toss sauce with pasta and serve with crispy bacon and fresh cilantro on top.

Recipe courtesy of Cooking With Books.

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