Layered Mac 'n Cheese Italiano

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins

This recipe is amazing!!!!!!!!!!Total comfort food. I found it in a "sensible Pasta recipes" booklet. This is definitely being added to my "favorites list". And quick and easy to boot!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In small saucepan over medium heat, whisk together ricotta cheese, light cream cheese, broth, parmesan cheese and seasonings; heat until cream cheese melts and mixture is smooth, stirring frequently.
  3. Heat oven to 375°F.
  4. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions; drain.
  5. Heat spaghetti sauce.
  6. Toss hot pasta and ricotta sauce; spread into 13x9x2 inch baking dish.
  7. Spoon spaghetti sauce over top, covering pasta completely; sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.
  8. Bake, uncovered, 10 minutes or until cheese melts.


Most Helpful

Very tasty and easy indeed! I cut it down to 4 servings (as I am just cooking for myself and my husband, and 10 servings would make WAY too much) and used an 8x8 square baking dish, which was just perfect for it. Also I used more mozzarella, but I like my cheese! Thanks for a terrific recipe!

ckmclements March 08, 2007

This was quite tasty!! Easy to prepare and all ingredients I had in my cupboards! Used home-made spaghetti sauce and a bit of tomato sauce. Thanks cookin4my3boys!

Redsie June 19, 2007

A wonderful recipe! I cut the recipe waaaay down since it was just me for lunch. I used fat free cottage cheese for the ricotta, light chive cream cheese & milk for the broth. I also used italian seas for the parsley & whole wheat mini penne for the macaroni. It reminded me of "chicken capri" recipe from this site except this took less time to cook! I also mixed 1/2 cup shredded chicken into the sauce. So yummy! Thank u!

LUVMY2BOYS May 28, 2007

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