Irish Cheddar Mac and Cheese with Crispy Pancetta

Irish Cheddar Mac and Cheese with Crispy Pancetta
Mac and cheese is seriously the ultimate comfort food. Especially when it involves more than one cheese and CRISPY PANCETTA. The salty, crispy bites of pancetta add the best flavor dimension to this. In love! Plus it’s Irish themed, and takes less than 30 minutes to make. Perfect for St. Patty’s festivities this week!
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One Pot Chili Mac and Cheese

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This might be one of my favorite recipes to date. I CANNOT get over how good it is! I know it may not seem like the healthiest dish, but it is lightened up. There only six ounces of cheese in the whole recipe, and you get a good six to eight portions out of it. It makes a BIG, cozy pot that you can enjoy all week long in this chilly weather. Also, who doesn’t love a one pot meal?! Chili + mac and cheese = a match made in heaven.
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Pumpkin Gnocchi Mac and Cheese with Crispy Sage

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Now this is fall comfort food at its best. Carbs, cheese, pumpkin, brown butter breadcrumbs, and crispy sage..gangs all here. This recipe is definitely not light or healthy in any way. It’s truly meant for those days where you need wonderful, cheesy, comfort in a bowl.
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Lightened-Up Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese

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I know, buffalo chicken and “lightened-up” might seem like an oxymoron. THIS though, is insanely delish and you’d have no idea that it’s lightened up. Today was the first day I felt that slight chill in the air, and I looooved it. It makes me so so excited for my favorite food season. Well, season period. So many wonderful flavors and seasonal produce, and also football food. This recipe is absolutely perfect for those Sundays huddled around the T.V., and you don’t have to feel absolutely terrible about eating it. Win win.
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