Roasted Garlic & Red Pepper Mac


  • 2 bulbs garlic
  • 2 TB extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 package of pancetta
  • 2 1/2c cream
  • 1/2c Italian mix shredded cheese
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp basil
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 lb pasta
  • 1 jar roasted red peppers (drained and chopped)
  • 1 package mushrooms (diced)
  • 1 bag spinach
  • Grated cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Chop the top off the garlic bulbs, place in a piece of tin foil. Cover in 1 TB olive oil, wrap up, place in the oven for 1 hour.
  3. Remove, and let cool so it can be handled.
  4. Boil and salt water, cook pasta.
  5. Heat 1 TB of olive oil in a large pan. Peel and place roasted garlic in the pan. Cook for 1 minute.
  6. Add pancetta, cook through. (About 8-10 minutes stirring so the garlic doesnt burn)
  7. Add cream, and spices, whisk to combine, heat through.
  8. Add shredded cheese and stir to melt.
  9. Add drained pasta, mix to thoroughly incorporate.
  10. Add in chopped mushrooms, chopped peppers, and spinach.
  11. Mix in, and cover with lid for about 5 minutes to let cook down.
  12. Serve with a little grated cheese sprinkled on top!

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