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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: ...
Description: Grown-up version of the classic...guaranteed hit...it is INSANELY deliciousServing Size: serves 4Time: 30-40 minutesDifficulty: Easy
- Salt and Pepper
- 1lb. penne pasta
- 1lb. italian sweet sausage
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1tbsp butter
- 3-4 cloves garlic, chopped
- 12 mushrooms, sliced
- 2tbsp flour
- 1 cup chicken stock
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 ten-ouce sack shredded Italian 4-cheese blend
- 1 can diced tomatoes, well drained
- 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheesePreparation:
- Not alot of prep involved! easy breezy Mac N Cheesy!Instructions:
- Bring large pot of water to boil, salt the water and cook the pasta to al dente
- In a nonstick skillet, brown and crumble sausage, drain on paper towel-lined plate.
- Return pan to heat and add evoo, butter, garlic, and
- mushrooms, season liberally with salt and pepper.
- Saute 3-5 minutes, until mushrooms are slightly golden.
- Preheat broiler to high ( if needed)
- To mushrooms, add flour, and stir, cooking 2 minutes.
- Whisk in stock, then stir in cream
- Bring cream to bubble, then stir in 2 cups of 4-cheese blend.
- When cheese has melted into sauce, add tomatoes.
- When sauce comes to a bubble, remove from heat.
- Combine cheese sauce with sausage and pasta, transfer to a large baking dish.
- Sprinkle with remaining cheese and the grated Parmesan and brown under the hot broiler
Oopsy on the ingredients ... I read the "how-to" before I posted and still screwed it up. Go figure!
I am definitely making this one. I make my own Italian sausage and this would be a perfect use for some!
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.
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
where on earth would i got that 2 cheese blend? NZ is a useless sack of @#$! for that kind of stuff!
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...