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    Thumbs up Italian Mac N Cheese

    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

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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.

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