Mac 'n' Cheese
1 lb. Mostaccioli
1/2 lb. quality smoked bacon, diced
1 med. onion, diced
2T garlic, minced
1/2 gallon milk
1 cup grated Manchego cheese
Salt and white pepper to taste
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
2T olive oil
2T minced parsley
1T minced garlic
Cook pasta and shock in cold water.
In a sauce pan, sauté bacon, onion, and garlic with butter until translucent. Add flour and stir until a paste is created. Slowly add milk, stirring constantly as to avoid lumps and to prevent scorching on the bottom. Remove from heat and add cheese and seasonings. When slightly cooled, add pasta.
Combine breadcrumbs, oils, garlic, and parsley.
Fill a Pyrex or casserole dish with the pasta mixture and top with the breadcrumb mixture.
Bake at 350 for about 20 minutes or until the top is lightly browned. Allow to cool for about 5 minutes and serve.