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Italian Mac and Cheese

Prep Time: 15 Min  |  Cook Time: 36 Min  |  Servings: 6
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Italian Mac and Cheese
Prep Time
15 Min
Cook Time
36 Min

  • 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.

Serving Size 6


*Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Amount/Serving %DV*
Total Fat 81.00g 125%
Sat. Fat 41.00g 205%
Mono Unsat. Fat 27.00g
Poly Unsat. Fat 5.00g
Cholesterol 310mg 103%
Sodium 1330mg 55%
Total Carbohydrate 71g 24%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 10g
Protein 62g
Vitamin A 511RE
Vitamin C 7mg 6%
Calcium 708mg 70%
Iron 5mg 25%