Savor the comforting Pork Belly Mac and Cheese, a delightful twist on the classic recipe with crispy pork belly bites. A family-favorite, especially with the kids.
Elevate your mac and cheese with the delicious addition of pork belly. Creamy cheese sauce, soft pasta, and savory pork belly create a comforting and delectable meal. Versatile and delightful.
Mac and cheese: – Elbow macaroni – Cheese (Gouda or Cheddar) – Mozzarella – Half and half – Flour – Dijon or yellow mustard – Salt – Black pepper – Red pepper flakes
Pork belly: – Pork belly slices – Fine sea salt or kosher salt – Ground black pepper – Red pepper flakes or a pinch of cayenne pepper
Cook the pasta: Boil water, add salt, cook macaroni al dente. Meanwhile, fry pork belly, grate cheese, and start sauce.
Season & Cook pork belly: Remove the rind. Cut the belly slices into strips and mix them with the spices. Swipe up for the full recipe!
Cook pork belly: Heat pan, add pork. Cook for 5 mins, stirring till crispy & cooked. Remove with a slotted spoon. Discard fat, and wipe pan.
Cheese sauce: Start cooking the cheese sauce just a few minutes before the pasta is done. For the best results make sure you check out the recipe page!
Cheese sauce: Combine ingredients: Place grated cheese, half and half, flour, mustard, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes in the wiped pan you used for frying the belly pieces.
Cheese sauce: Heat the mixture for just 1-2 minutes on very low heat, stirring occasionally to help melt the cheese and combine the ingredients.
Mix: Add the drained pasta and stir well to coat it with the sauce. Stir continuously on very low heat until the sauce thickens and coats the pasta; it will not take long.
Rest: Adjust the taste with salt and pepper and let rest for 2-3 minutes. On the recipe page, there are many tips and notes, swipe up!
Add pork belly: Fold in about half of the crispy belly pieces. Sprinkle the remaining pork on top of the dish and serve immediately.