Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there!
Fontina And White Cheddar Skillet Pasta With Bacon And Brussels Sprouts.
That sure is a mouthful!
Oh, and what a killer good mouthful it is.
Mac n’ Cheese gets the royal treatment here with a creamy three cheese sauce, brussels sprouts and lots of bacon all baked under a crispy crumb topping.
1 pound of cooked pasta (I used medium shells)
6 slices of bacon, chopped
1 shallot, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 pound of brussels sprouts, trimmed and sliced
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons flour
2 cups whole milk
1/2 cup half and half
8 ounces fontina cheese, grated
4 ounces white cheddar cheese, grated
2 ounces Parmesan cheese, grated
1/4 cup panko bread crumbs
2 tablespoons breadcrumbs
1. Preheat oven to 375℉.
2. Heat a large, 12-inch oven-safe skillet oven medium-low heat and add bacon. Cook until the fat is just rendered. Remove 1/4 of the bacon and set aside. Cook the remaining bacon until crispy.
3. Add the shallot, garlic and brussels spouts to the skillet, stirring well to coat. Cook until the brussels soften, about 5 minutes. Turn off the heat and stir the pasta into the skillet.
3. To make the cheese sauce, heat butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Once the butter starts to sizzle, whisk in the flour to create a roux and cook until it is golden brown, about 2 to 3 minutes. Pour in the milk and half and half, stirring until sauce is slightly thickened, about 5 minutes. Stir in the fontina, cheddar and Parmesan, stirring until the cheese is melted. Once melted, pour cheese over the pasta in the skillet and toss well to coat. Sprinkle with the panko, breadcrumbs and reserved bacon.
4. Bake pasta for 30 minutes, or until golden and bubbly.
Serves 4 to 6
Recipe from How Sweet It Is
This is a pretty chill song from Frugal Father.
“And no one thought about a thing
That wasn’t in the room without blessing
And that was pretty great
Cause it’s not cool to hate, No!
You were looking kind of smooth
From that side of the room
We don’t have to be best friends
But I like your cardigan, let’s dance”