Aged Cheddar and Parmesan Mac n' Cheese

  • prep time15 min
  • total time 27 min
  • serves 6

Tips: For an even more indulgent version of this recipe use sausage meat instead of bacon. For a more elegant variation try using a more artisanal cheese like Oka or cave aged Gruyere. Ask your cheese monger for suggestions!

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Directions for: Aged Cheddar and Parmesan Mac n' Cheese


1 box (500 g) rigatoni

4 strips bacon, cut into 1/2" (1.5 cm) pieces

1 small onion, diced

2 cup mushrooms, sliced

2 clove garlic, chopped

½ tsp smoked paprika

1 carton CAMPBELL'S® Stock First™ Cream Stock

1 Tbsp fresh thyme, chopped

¼ cup Parmesan cheese

2 cup shredded five year old cheddar (1 1/2 cups for the sauce, 1/2 cup for topping)

¼ cup bread crumbs


1. Cook rigatoni following directions on package and set aside.

2. In a heavy bottom sauce pot or Dutch oven sauté bacon pieces over medium heat until cooked. Add onion and mushrooms and cook for about 5 minutes until they are soft. Add garlic and smoked paprika and cook for 1 minute more.

3. Lower heat to medium low, add cream stock and thyme and gently simmer, gradually adding 1 ½ cups of cheddar cheese, until smoothly blended into sauce.

4. Add cooked pasta noodles and stir to completely coat with sauce. If using a pot, transfer to an ovenproof casserole dish otherwise leave Mac & Cheese in Dutch oven. Sprinkle evenly with bread crumbs and top with ½ cup of cheddar cheese and ¼ cup of parmesan cheese. Broil uncovered for 2 minutes or until golden brown.

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