Mac & cheese carbonara is the hot, gooey comfort food you never knew you needed in your life Rumble screenshot

Macaroni & cheese never fails to warm our souls and lift our spirits.

This extra gooey version is guaranteed to turn even the roughest day into at least a tolerable — or possibly even great — one.

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You will need:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Pancetta, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 6 cups milk, heated
  • 2 teaspoons thyme
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup Fontina cheese
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1½ cups Irish cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups Asiago cheese
  • 1½ cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 pound elbow macaroni, cooked
  • ½ cup parsley

Before popping your carbonara in the oven, sprinkle it with even more shredded cheese. After all, has anyone ever complained about a dish having too much cheese?!

Beth Sawicki About the author:
Beth Sawicki is a content editor at Rare. Email her at [email protected].
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