Spinach Mushroom Pancetta Mac and Cheese
Author: Andrea Giang
Creamy classic mac and cheese filled with spinach, mushrooms, and savory pancetta. This Spinach Mushroom Pancetta Mac and Cheese is delicious and the perfect comfort food.
  • 4 ounce pancetta
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 pound rotini pasta
  • 2½ cups milk
  • 4 ounce cream cheese
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2½ cups baby spinach
  • 10 ounces sliced mushrooms
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar for topping
  • ½ cup fried shallots or onions for topping
  1. Preheat the oven to 375F. Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray or olive oil.
  2. In a large saucepan or pot, cook the pancetta until it becomes browned and crispy. Transfer onto a plate and set aside for now.
  3. In the same saucepan, heat water to a boil. Cook the pasta until al dente, about 8-10 minutes. Stir in the milk and cream cheese and cook until the cream cheese has melted.
  4. Remove the pan from heat and stir in shredded cheddar cheese and butter. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in the spinach and mushrooms.
  5. Transfer everything to the baking dish. Top with the rest of the cheddar cheese. Sprinkle the top with fried onions or shallots.
  6. Bake for about 15-20 minutes until the sauce is bubbling and the top is golden.
Recipe by Ask Anna at https://askannamoseley.com/2020/02/spinach-mushroom-pancetta-mac-and-cheese/