Bacon & Fontina Mac and Cheese

It should come as no surprise to any of you that mac and cheese made with bacon is some pretty amazing stuff.  I mean, we’re friends here, right?  And whether you’ve been reading along with me for years or are a newcomer, you’re here because we have similar tastes in food.

Bacon & Fontina Mac and Cheese

So you’ll trust me, and not think me dramatic, when I tell you that this bacon and fontina mac and cheese is truly the most amazing, the most jaw-dropping, sigh-inducing bit of comfort food that I may have ever made?  Yes, better than my favorite lasagna, eggplant parm, or pizza.  (Is it a just a coincidence that two of them also contain fresh spinach?)

Bacon & Fontina Mac and Cheese

I’m not about to say, however, that it’s better than my favorite stove top mac and cheese, because well, this one is baked and therefore does take a little more time to prepare…but baking this bacon and fontina mac and cheese does not at all take away any of it’s creaminess as some baked recipes do.  Plenty of homemade cheesy sauce (made with bacon drippings!!) gets dumped over the pasta and then it’s all stirred up with crumbled bacon and fresh spinach.  Awesomeness.  Pure awesomeness here.