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4 Tbsp Butter
1/4 Cup All Purpose Flour
2 Cups Milk
1 lb Penne Pasta
8 oz Shredded Italian Blend Cheese
1/3 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
1 Tbsp Italian Seasoning
1 lb Italian Sausage
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Italian Style Mac & Cheese

With spicy sausage

Posted By Chef Rodney on September 20th, 2017 under Gourmet Mac & Cheese

The way you make an omelet reveals your character.

— Anthony Bourdain
  • 30 min
  • Serves 6
  • Easy
  • Recipe Not Reviewed Yet


I love a good Mac & Cheese. This gourmet Italian Style Mac & Cheese is a super easy to make gourmet Mac & Cheese. Unlike some of the other Mac & Cheese recipes I have posted before (Bacon Jalapeño Mac & Cheese, Blue Cheese Bacon Mac & Cheese or Kim Kardashian’s Mac & Cheese ), this one is quick to make and does not require any baking time.


I decided to make mine with tri-color penne pasta but you can easily substitute for your favorite pasta noodles. Don’t like spicy sausage? Try a milder sausage, ground turkey, ground beef or even chicken!


How to Make this Recipe


Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.


Cook pasta al dente according to package directions. Drain pasta and set aside.


While pasta is cooking, melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add flour and Italian seasoning and whisk for about 2 minutes. Add milk and continue to whisk occasionally, allowing the mixture to thicken. Add cheeses and whisk until fully combined.


Pour cheese sauce over strained pasta and stir to combine. Sauce will thicken as it sits.


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