By **Pebbles** on June 19, 2004
Photo by Boomette
Photo by Boomette
"From Rachel Ray's Get Together cookbook. Very hearty and a wonderful taste."
Serving Size: 1 (177 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 12
"I took this great recipe and made some modifications. I used 2 lbs hot pork sausage, an 8 oz. container of sliced white mushrooms, 4 T flour, doubled the chicken stock and cream and used 2 cans of Italian-style diced tomatoes. This is one of my most requested recipes! Edit to add: I first made this recipe four years ago and definitely need to up the stars. I often make food as presents. When I ask my friends what they want for Christmas, they say Italian Mac N Cheese. When I ask them what they want for their birthday, they say Italian Mac N Cheese. It goes on and on! Thanks for sharing this GREAT recipe, Pebbles!"
"(Update: Just wanted to add that I use fat-free half and half instead of heavy cream.) Really great recipe! Delicious and easy to make. My husband asked me if it took long to make, because it was really good!"
"This recipe was a hit. I made it without mushrooms for relatives who don't care for them and they loved it. It really does serve 12---does anyone know if you can freeze mac n' cheese successfully? Thanks, Kathy"
"Yummy! I will do it again but maybe will try to used half heavy cream and half whole milk. And omit the sausages. Cause the sauce by itself is very yummy. I used more than 12 mushrooms. I didn't have Italian Cheese blend, so used a mix of cheddar and mozzarella cheese. I didn't use hot sauce. And forgot to add the parmesan. But we all loved it. Even DS. Thanks Pebbles. Made for Cookbook tag."
"This was really good except I did need to add some extra spices during step 12. I found that it really didn't have an Italian taste, so I added in 1-2 tsp of basil and 1-2 tsp of oregano. (dried) It seemed a bit on the bland side when I test tasted it. After that it was "yummy". DH and I both like lots of spice in our food. This was easy to prepare, I did cut it in half and used an 9X11 baking dish. It does make a lot. Made a great meal just served it with a salad and some cheese/garlic toast. Thanks for posting."
"My family LOVED it! Great combination of flavors. I didn't have all the cheeses and improvised with just mozzerella and Parmesan. Also had some leftover jarred Alfredo sauce + half n half that took the place of heavy cream. This would be a great downhome company meal."
"This is a family favorite!! I got it from Rachael's Comfort Foods book. I'm always giving this recipe out and bringing it to people. Very easy and yummy!! Try it!"
"Such a good recipe, tastes good left over too!"
"MMMMMM... This was delicous!! I plan on making it tonight to!"
"This was beyond fabulous!!!!!! I made this tonight for dinner - WOW!! Easy and sooooo tasty. I did not use mushrooms and sub. onions instead - turned out great! Thank-you for sharing this!!!! Chris"
"I love macaroni & cheese, and this was very, very good...my family loved it...especially with the italian sausage...thanks for a great recipe Pebbles!"