Creamy Bacon Okra Swiss Mac & Cheese
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Serves: 4
  • 8 oz pasta (I used Monograno Felicetti - Penne Ritorte Matt)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, unsalted & divided
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ½ to ¾ cup whole milk
  • ⅓ cup shredded Finlandia Swiss Cheese ( approximately 1.5 oz)
  • 1 large egg yolk, beaten
  • 2 cups chopped okra
  • 4-5 bacon slices, thick cut
  • Garnish with salt, fresh cracked pepper, & chopped fresh parsley
  1. Place 1 pan & 2 pot on the stove. You'll need the first pot to be large enough to boil the pasta & the second is a saucepan to create the sauce. The pan needs to be large enough to cook your bacon, okra, & toss your pasta with sauce if desired. I personally serve it atop the pasta/sauce.
  2. In your large pot of boiling, salted water- cook your pasta according to package ingredients.
  3. In your large pan over medium heat cook your bacon until crispy. Remove from grease & drain then crumble. Wipe down your pan reserving 1 teaspoon of bacon grease.
  4. Add okra to the same pan over medium heat with reserved bacon grease & 1 tablespoon of butter. Saute.
  5. To create your sauce combine 1 tablespoon of butter, garlic, heavy cream, & ½ cup milk over medium heat in your saucepan. Bring to a simmer & remove from heat. Whisking constantly, stir in the egg yolk & Swiss cheese. To thin out sauce, add additional milk as needed.
  6. Serve immediately with fresh cracked pepper, bacon okra mixture, & fresh parsley. Add salt if desired.
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