Mac & Cheese and Toppings — Week 9: Sharing with Friends

Mac & Cheese is a great dish to share with friends. It can be simple or fancy, all depending on the ingredients and presentation.

With the New Year coming soon, I wanted to create a festive dinner dish to share with friends. A classic but delicious Mac & Cheese served with an array of toppings — like crispy bacon, pancetta or prosciutto paired with caramelized onions and crushed nuts. Give your imagination free rein to dream up toppings your guests will love.



  1. In a pot, melt butter and soften onion and garlic for 2 to 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.  
  2.  Add flour and stir for 1 minute, making sure the flour doesn’t brown.
  3. Gradually add milk and cream while beating with a whisk to obtain a smooth sauce. Simmer for 15 minutes, stirring regularly until the sauce thickens.

  4. Add the cheese, followed by the pasta.
  5. Serve with toppings to taste.

Johanne Depelteau

Longueuil, Quebec

Johanne, a passionate lover of the culinary arts, has been working in television broadcasting, publishing, magazine writing and advertising for many years.

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