Meat Lovers' Pizza Mac and Cheese (David Venable)
- 2 Tbsp butter
- 1 cup medium-diced onion
- 2 –1/2 Tbsp flour
- 1 –1/2 cups milk
- 2 –1/2 cups Fontina cheese
- 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 lb dry ziti, cooked
- 1/4 lb bacon, cooked and diced
- 2 links sweet Italian sausage, casing removed, cooked and crumbled
- 1/2 cup sliced pepperoni minis
- 1 (15-oz) can pizza sauce
- 2 cup shredded Mozzarella
- 1 –1/2 tsp dried oregano
Adapted from qvc.com
Preheat oven to 375°F.
Melt the butter over medium heat in a medium-size saucepan. Add the onions and sauté until translucent. Stir in the flour and sauté for another 1–2 minutes.
Add the milk and, stirring constantly, heat until thickened and nearly simmering. Reduce the heat to low and add the Fontina, Parmesan, salt, and pepper. Stir until the cheese has melted and then remove the pan from the heat.
Add the cheese sauce, ziti, bacon, sausage, pepperoni, and pizza sauce. Stir until all the ingredients are combined. Place the mixture into a 2–1/2 to 3-qt casserole dish and top with Mozzarella and oregano.
Bake for 45 minutes, or until bubbly and the cheese is golden brown.