Gluten Free Elbows With Fontina, Bacon, And Chives

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  • Servings : 24
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Your customers can enjoy mac and cheese again! Rich fontina melts oozingly over the noodles and bacon adds a salty crunch.


  • 3 lb. Barilla Gluten Free Elbows
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 4 minced garlic cloves
  • 2 qt. heavy cream
  • as needed salt
  • as needed black pepper
  • 8 cups shredded fontina cheese
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan
  • 2 cups cooked, diced bacon
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced fresh chives


Step 1

Cook the Barilla® pasta for half the time indicated on the package. Drain pasta and drizzle with some olive oil to prevent from sticking. Place pasta flat on sheet trays or hotel pans and cool in a blast chiller. Alternatively, cool it down in a walk-in cooler. Store in zip lock bags or sealed plastic container; refrigerate and use within several hours.

Step 2

Saute the garlic in the oil until it is slightly yellow. Add the cream and bring it to a simmer. Season with salt and pepper and reduce by 1/4. Remove the pan from the heat and slowly whisk in the fontina until it is melted.

Step 3

Toss the pasta with the sauce and pour it into a greased hotel pan or individual ramekins. Scatter the Parmesan and bacon on top. Cover and refrigerate or set it in a warming tray.

Step 4

For each serving, to order: Scoop our about 1 1/2 cups and reheat it in the oven until hot through. Plate and scatter with 1 tsp. chives.

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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1
Servings Per Container 24

Amount Per Serving
Calories 484
Calories from Fat 405
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 45g
Saturated Fat 27g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 156mg
Sodium 717mg
Total Carbohydrate 1g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 1g
Protein 12g

Vitamin A 30%
Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 25%
Iron 2%
Allergy Information:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Please note: for the purpose of the nutritional assessment, total sodium does not include salt added to the cooking water. When salt is listed "as needed" in the ingredient list, 1 tsp total is included in the analysis.