Sauté pancetta in 4 Tablespoons of butter.
Add garlic to pancetta. Fry 1 minute or until fragrant.
Add 1 Tablespoon paprika.
Let cook until mix is brightly colored.
Take remaining stick of butter (8 Tablespoons), and cut in pieces.
Once butter is melted, begin adding flour a little at a time.
Let each addition of flour blend in well before adding next.
Keep incorporating flour in this way until thick.
Pour mix into large bowl.
It helps to break it into pieces.
Stir to combine. Set aside.
Drain well. Do not rinse.
Pour cooked macaroni in large bowl.
Stir until macaroni is well-coated.
Transfer to 13x9 bake dish.
Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Serve as is or bake 350F for 30 minutes or until heated through.