Italian Mac & Cheese

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by Danac210

This is an indulgent calorie-filled delicious dish my family loves.

Top Review by amossodis

Made this recipe for the family tonight and it didn't get good reviews at all. I added some minced garlic and onion and it still was extremely bland and greasy. Unfortunately, there were no requests to make this one again. My daughter actually requested that I "stick to the box" Mac n Cheese.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 14 cup milk
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • 4 cups shredded cheese (your choice, but I use one bag of sharp and one bag of cheddar, it doesn't matter as long as you hav)
  • 1 (12 ounce) boxof barilla medium shell noodles (or your choice of brands, I just like Barilla best)
  • 2 tablespoons butter


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. Bring one large pot of water to a rolling boil.
  3. Add whole box of shells and a pinch of salt to boiling water, cover and switch to low heat.
  4. Spray oven safe dish with cooking spray.
  5. Put milk, one bag of cheese,a few dashes of pepper, the butter and a pinch of salt in the dish; mix well.
  6. When noodles are still firm, but partially cooked drain them and add them to the bowl of milk and other mixed ingredients.
  7. Stir together coating noodles in cheese mixture.
  8. Cook for 20 minutes.
  9. Add second bag of cheese and stir.
  10. Top with breadcrumbs and cook for 15 more minutes or until golden brown at the edges.

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