FOOD

Grown Up Mac & Cheese

Pop the champagne and put on the pearls because this cheesy classic is fancy AF.

FOOD

Grown Up Mac & Cheese

Pop the champagne and put on the pearls because this cheesy classic is fancy AF.

Ingredients

Mac and Cheese

  • 1/3 cup pine nuts
  • 100 grams prosciutto, thinly sliced
  • 1 bunch sage leaves
  • 2 cups macaroni

Cheese Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup champagne
  • 1 cup white cheddar
  • 1/2 cup gruyere
  • 1/2 cup parmesan

Steps

Mac and Cheese

  1. Begin by toasting the pine nuts in a dry pan over medium heat.
  2. Once fragrant and slightly golden remove from heat and place in a small bowl. Set aside.
  3. Add a drizzle of oil to the pan and bring over medium heat. Fry the prosciutto and sage just until crispy, 1-3 minutes. Remove from pan and let drain on a paper towel.
  4. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta following directions on package.

Cheese Sauce

  1. Melt the butter in a sauce pan and sprinkle over the flour. Stir together until a paste has formed.
  2. Pour in milk and champagne and stir until the mixture has thickened and there are no lumps.
  3. Remove from heat and add in all three cheeses stirring to melt until the sauce is smooth.
  4. Pour over drained pasta and add in half the prosciutto, pine nuts and sage.
  5. Mix to combine and then once plated add a bit more prosciutto, pine nuts, sage and parmesan.