Ingredients

How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F and butter a 9 by 13-inch glass baking dish.
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add salt. Cook macaroni according to package directions. Drain.
  • In a large Dutch oven or other heavy pot, saute the bacon until crisp. Remove bacon with a slotted spoon and reserve. Saute the onion in the bacon drippings until soft. Add the 5 tablespoons butter to the onion mixture and melt the butter stirring with a wooden spoon.
  • Using a whisk, add the flour, and stir constantly until well mixed with the fat making a roux. Whisk in the mustard. Gradually add the milk and cream whisking constantly.
  • Add the thyme, bay leaf, and salt. Let come to a simmer and stir frequently for 15 minutes.
  • Strain the hot milk mixture into a metal bowl and discard the solids. Working quickly, mix in 1 cup fontina, blue cheese, 1/2 cup Gruyere, 1/2 cup white Cheddar, 1/2 cup Parmesan, the reserved bacon, and parsley. Continue to stir until all cheese is melted.
  • Add the cooked noodles to the cheese mixture to coat. Add the noodle mixture to the prepared baking dish. Mix the remaining cheese and bread crumbs together and sprinkle on top of the noodles. Bake for about 15 to 20 minutes or until bubbling and golden brown. Remove from oven when done and rest for 5 minutes.

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  • canzi 5 years ago
    Thank YOU!
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    " It was excellent "
    gwencampbell ate it and said...
    O yeah! ! 5 !
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  • canzi 5 years ago
    This is an awesome recipe!
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    " It was excellent "
    aussie_meat_pie ate it and said...
    Fantastic!!!
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  • canzi 5 years ago
    Thanks all!
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    " It was excellent "
    bluewaterandsand ate it and said...
    I love this stuff!
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    " It was excellent "
    krumkake ate it and said...
    Love all 5 of those cheeses - actually, just say the word cheese and I'm there. This sounds fantastic - love all the flavors, giving it a much richer, deeper flavor, I'm sure...it's printed off and I will hopefully be making it within the next week (we love mac and cheese!)..thanks, canzi ~ Krum
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    " It was excellent "
    jett2whit ate it and said...
    whoa! It's the cheesiest! Yummy
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    " It was excellent "
    chefbaudri ate it and said...
    Oh Canzi, this looks wonderful! A great Lenten recipe! Thanks
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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    fantastic love the many cheeses thanks bunches high5
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