Marla Meridith

April 28, 2019



Do you love mac and cheese? Well then this Creamy Stovetop Mac and Cheese with Crispy Prosciutto will become your go-to recipe! Marla-Meridith.com
Do you love mac and cheese? Well then this Creamy Stovetop Mac and Cheese with Crispy Prosciutto will become your go-to recipe! Marla-Meridith.com
Do you love mac and cheese? Well then this Creamy Stovetop Mac and Cheese with Crispy Prosciutto will become your go-to recipe! Marla-Meridith.com

Recipe: Creamy Stovetop Mac and Cheese with Crispy Prosciutto

By Marla Meridith  , , , , , , ,     

April 28, 2019

Do you love mac and cheese? Well then this Creamy Stovetop Mac and Cheese with Crispy Prosciutto will become your go-to recipe!

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yields: 4-6 servings

Ingredients

1 pound macaroni, Cavatappi or shells pasta

4 tbsp unsalted butter

1/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour

1 1/2 cups whole milk

1 cup half and half

2 cups grated cheddar cheese (about 8 ounces)

1 cup grated Monterey Jack cheese (about 4 ounces)

1 tsp Dijon mustard

1/4 tsp smoked paprika

4 ounces cream cheese spread

freshly ground black pepper & salt to taste

Directions

1Cook pasta to package directions.

2While the pasta is cooking: Chop the prosciutto into bite sized pieces. Heat a 10 inch cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Cook for 7-8 minutes until the prosciutto is crispy. Stir often and watch carefully so it doesn't burn. Remove from skillet and set aside.

3For the cheese sauce: Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. When it begins to foam slowly add in the flour. Whisk until it becomes like a paste, about one minute. Whisk in the milk and half and half, bring this to a low simmer. Continue to until the mixture thickens about 5 minutes.

4Add in the cheeses a handful at a time, mixing in each addition until melted and creamy. Mix in the mustard and smoked paprika. Fold in the cream cheese until everything is well combined. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

5Mix in the cooked pasta. Plate the pasta in individual bowls or a serving dish and top with the crispy prosciutto. Serve warm.

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