Dinner

Italian Mac and Cheese Recipe

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

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.

Ingredients
  • 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
Directions
  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
Cholesterol
Sodium
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.