Italian Macaroni and Cheese (Modified Rachael Ray Recipe)

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Sharbysyd

This is a macaroni and cheese with an extra twist.

Top Review by blondiecancook

I made this dish last night and it was fantastic!!! I had something similar to this at Olive Garden and have always wondered how to make it. This is my new favorite dinner; it was easy, quick and soooo tasty! I used turkey sausage and normal white pasta. I also substituted heavy cream for milk. Yummy, yummy yummy!!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook pasta in boiling water as per package directions until done.
  2. Fry sausage in 2 T olive oil until cooked thoroughly, breaking up into small pieces while cooking.
  3. When sausage is done, transfer to a bowl.
  4. Add, 2 T olive oil (or more if needed) to pan. Add mushrooms, garlic, butter. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Saute, stirring frequently, until mushrooms become somewhat limp.
  6. Add flour and saute for a couple of minutes.
  7. Stir in chicken stock and milk. Bring to a boil and let it bubble and thicken.
  8. Stir in tomatoes and hot sauce.
  9. Add cheese, stir and simmer 5 minutes.
  10. Stir in sausage.
  11. Mix into pasta and serve.

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