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Italian Mac N Cheese

This is a discussion on Italian Mac N Cheese within the The 'NEW' Kitchen - off the Outback Terrace Bar forums, part of the The Outback Terrace Bar category; Description: Grown-up version of the classic...guaranteed hit...it is INSANELY delicious Serving Size: serves 4 Time: ...

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    Thumbs up Italian Mac N Cheese

    Description: Grown-up version of the classic...guaranteed hit...it is INSANELY delicious
    Serving Size: serves 4
    Time: 30-40 minutes
    Difficulty: Easy

    Ingredients:
    1. Salt and Pepper
    2. 1lb. penne pasta
    3. 1lb. italian sweet sausage
    4. 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
    5. 1tbsp butter
    6. 3-4 cloves garlic, chopped
    7. 12 mushrooms, sliced
    8. 2tbsp flour
    9. 1 cup chicken stock
    10. 1 cup heavy cream
    11. 1 ten-ouce sack shredded Italian 4-cheese blend
    12. 1 can diced tomatoes, well drained
    13. 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
    Preparation:
    1. Not alot of prep involved! easy breezy Mac N Cheesy!
    Instructions:
    1. Bring large pot of water to boil, salt the water and cook the pasta to al dente
    2. In a nonstick skillet, brown and crumble sausage, drain on paper towel-lined plate.
    3. Return pan to heat and add evoo, butter, garlic, and
    4. mushrooms, season liberally with salt and pepper.
    5. Saute 3-5 minutes, until mushrooms are slightly golden.
    6. Preheat broiler to high ( if needed)
    7. To mushrooms, add flour, and stir, cooking 2 minutes.
    8. Whisk in stock, then stir in cream
    9. Bring cream to bubble, then stir in 2 cups of 4-cheese blend.
    10. When cheese has melted into sauce, add tomatoes.
    11. When sauce comes to a bubble, remove from heat.
    12. Combine cheese sauce with sausage and pasta, transfer to a large baking dish.
    13. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and the grated Parmesan and brown under the hot broiler

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    Oopsy on the ingredients ... I read the "how-to" before I posted and still screwed it up. Go figure!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warinsbloom View Post
    Oopsy on the ingredients ... I read the "how-to" before I posted and still screwed it up. Go figure!
    Easy fix! And this sounds just delicious!!

    Cheers,
    BD

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    I am definitely making this one. I make my own Italian sausage and this would be a perfect use for some!

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    Quote Originally Posted by madphrag View Post
    I am definitely making this one. I make my own Italian sausage and this would be a perfect use for some!
    homemade italian sausage would make this perfect dish even MORE perfect...let me know how it turns out

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    My husbands favorite!

    On the other hand if I never eat mac and cheese again in my life it will be too soon

    Then.....you said Italian Sausage and tomatoes, got me on that one. Have to try this one.

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    I am going to the supermarket tomorrow to buy what ingredients I don't have on hand. This sounds like its filling and it must taste great! Thanks for posting AL

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    where on earth would i got that 2 cheese blend? NZ is a useless sack of @#$! for that kind of stuff!

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    Jordan, here in the States, an Italian-blend cheese package usually consists of Parmesan, Mozzarella, Romano, and Asiago. The mozz is a soft cheese that contributes the stringy aspect, and the parm is harder, but gives a good punch of flavor. If you can find something along the lines of those two, you should be good to go - everything else is similar enough.

    You must be hungry today...

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