Finalist Jernard Wells's dish, Lamb Bacon Mac and Greek Yogurt Cheese with Fried Pita, for the Mash Up Star Challenge theme, Mac and Cheese and Gyro, as seen on Food Network Star, Season 12.
Recipe courtesy of Jernard Wells

Lamb Mac and Cheese

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr
  • Active: 45 min
  • Yield: 4 servings



  1. Bring 2 cups water to a rolling boil and add 2 tablespoons salt. Add the pasta and chicken stock to the water and cook, covered, 12 minutes. Drain the pasta and rinse with cold water. Set aside to cool in a large saucepan.
  2. Add the heavy cream, Greek yogurt, beef stock, cream cheese, mozzarella, Parmesan, asiago, blue cheese, 2 tablespoons seafood seasoning, sugar, dry mustard, white pepper, half of the dill, 1/2 stick butter and 1 tablespoon black pepper in a pot and blend together. Place on the stove over low heat and cook, covered, stirring once every minute to keep the cheeses from sticking.
  3. Meanwhile, melt the remaining 1/2 stick butter in a nonstick skillet and add the lamb and bacon. Add the paprika, remaining tablespoon seafood seasoning, 1 tablespoon salt and 1 tablespoon black pepper. Cook until the bacon fat has rendered down and the lamb is cooked all the way through and tender, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat. Drain the excess grease, then add the meat mixture to the cheese sauce; stir and simmer, covered, 5 minutes. Add the pasta to the cheese sauce and stir together.
  4. Add the oil to skillet and heat until hot. Add the pita bread and fry, 1 minute. Lightly dust the pita chips with salt and the remaining dill. Place the Greek mac and cheese in each of 4 bowls and serve with fried pita on the side of each.