The Best Mac & Cheese

BAKERITA
14Ingredients
85Minutes

Ingredients

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  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter (divided)
  • 3 slices bacon (or 10 thin slices pancetta, diced)
  • 1 cup yellow onion (finely chopped)
  • 2 garlic cloves (small, minced)
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 3 cups sharp cheddar cheese (coarsely grated, divided)
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese (shaved)
  • 4 ounces mascarpone cheese
  • 3/4 cup panko Japanese breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 pound shells (medium or large, I like Barilla brand)
  • pepper
  • salt
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