Make our Italian Mac and Cheese Casserole today and treat the family to a cheesy good time. Our Italian Mac and Cheese incorporates savory Italian sausage.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 6 servings
4 oz. (about 2/3 of 7-oz. pkg.) CRACKER BARREL Asiago Cheese, shredded
1 cup KRAFT Shredded Italian* Five Cheese Blend
3 Tbsp. flour
2 cups milk, divided
2 cups penne pasta, cooked
4 oz. (about 1/3 of 13-oz. pkg.) OSCAR MAYER Natural Uncured Italian Style Herb Sausage, cut lengthwise in half, then crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick slices
1/4 cup chopped drained oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes
1/4 cup panko bread crumbs
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Let's Make It
Heat oven to 400ºF.
COMBINE cheeses. Bring 1-1/2 cups milk just to boil in medium saucepan on medium heat. Whisk flour and remaining milk in small bowl until blended; gradually whisk into heated milk. Cook 2 to 3 min. or until thickened, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
ADD 1-1/2 cups cheese mixture; stir until melted. Stir in pasta, sausage and tomatoes.
Spoon into 8-inch square baking dish sprayed with cooking spray; top with remaining cheese mixture and bread crumbs.
Bake 12 to 15 min. or until pasta mixture is heated through and bread crumbs are lightly browned.
Add 1 cup frozen peas to pasta mixture before spooning into prepared baking dish and baking as directed.
Serve the Meal With a Salad
Serve with a bagged green salad tossed with your favorite KRAFT Dressing, such as Italian or Ranch.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g
Saturated Fat 9g
Trans Fat 0.5g
Total Carbohydrates 36g
Dietary Fibers 2g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
6 servings, 1 cup each
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.