Italian Mac and Cheese

Prep Time: 15 Min  |  Cook Time: 36 Min  |  Servings: 6  |  Calories: 1250
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Prep Time
15 Min
Cook Time
36 Min

Rich, creamy and cheesy, this Italian Mac and Cheese is full of chicken and mushrooms and, of course, cheese. The sauce calls for Sargento® Parmesan and Mozzarella, which is also melted on top. Bake this recipe in individual baking dishes.

  • 1 1lb box of Rigatoni pasta
  • 3 cups 1/2-inch diced Rotisserie chicken
  • 3cups sliced Mixed Mushrooms
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley
  • 1 cup Sargento® Shredded Parmesan cheese divided in half
  • 2 cups Sargento® Shredded Mozzarella Cheese - Traditional cut divided in half
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 4 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 cups half and half
  • 2 tbsp chopped rosemary
  • 1 tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • Pepper to taste
  • Salt to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Fill a large pot with salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Once the water is boiling, stir in rigatoni pasta, and return to a boil. Cook the pasta uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the pasta is cooked through but still slightly firm about 7 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  3. In a large saucepan over medium heat melt the butter. When the butter starts to foam and bubble, stir in the flour and cook for 3-4 minutes. Then whisk in the heavy cream, half and half, rosemary, Dijon mustard season with salt and pepper reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for 8 minutes. Stir in half of the cheese and turn off heat.
  4. Heat a large skillet with olive oil on medium heat. Add the chopped garlic and cook for 2 minutes then add in the mushrooms and cook for 5 minutes. Add the chicken, lemon zest, chopped parsley and cook for 4 minutes and turn off the heat. Add the pasta and mix with ingredients then add in the cream sauce then transfer to 6 individual baking dishes. Top the pasta with remaining cheese and bake for 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts
6 Servings
Serving Size: (472g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1250
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 81 grams
Saturated Fat 41 grams
Monounsaturated Fat 27 grams
Polyunsaturated Fat 5 grams
Total Carbohydrates 71 grams
Dietary Fiber 3 grams
Total Sugars 10 grams
Protein 62 grams
Vitamin A 511RE
Vitamin C 7mg 6%
Calcium 708mg 70%
Iron 5mg 25%
The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
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