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Paul's Crafty Mac N Cheese With Pancetta

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“I saw this on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives and this recipe is from the show's website. This is a pretty salty dish, so you can scale back/substitute the pancetta or use a different combination of cheeses if you'd like.”

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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook ziti until al dente. Strain and rinse in cool water.
  3. In a saute pan over medium-high heat, cook pancetta until it is crispy and the fat has rendered.
  4. In the same pan, add all of the cheeses and the cream and whisk until blended. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  5. Slowly add the cooked ziti to the cheese mixture, stirring gently.
  6. Transfer the ziti and cheese mixture to a large baking dish or cast iron skillet. Top off with more cheese and bake for 24 to 30 minutes.

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