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Rach’s Spring Mac n Cheese with Peas and Asparagus

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Heat a large pot [2] of water to boil for pasta.

Heat a large skillet [2] over medium-high heat with EVOO [1], 2 turns of the pan [2]. Add pancetta and render to golden and crisp at edges, 3 minutes. Add garlic and shallots, stir to coat in drippings, then add peas and asparagus and sauté 3-4 minutes to tender crisp. Season with salt and pepper. Add wine, evaporate and remove from heat.

Salt water and cook pasta to 1 minute shy of al dente. Remove a mug full (1 to 1¼ cups) boiling starchy water just before draining pasta.

While pasta cooks, combine cheeses in large mixing bowl [3] and season with salt, pepper, chili flakes and thyme. Add hot cooking water from pasta to combine and add pasta, peas and asparagus. Taste to adjust seasonings and serve.