Italian Mac & Cheese

Italian Mac & Cheese

More mac & cheese on Horses & Heels continues, this recipe is Italian inspired with an amazing white cheese sauce. It was a delicious success & my taste testers approved. And while the mac & cheese looks yellow, it is because the sun-dried tomatoes & other ingredients turned it yellow once you combine everything.

Italian Mac & Cheese Recipe

This mac & cheese aims to please. Ps. if this recipe is a must try, you have to check out my Jalapeno Bacon Mac & Cheese.

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Italian Mac & Cheese
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Italian inspired Mac & Cheese, the ultimate comfort food.
Serves: 4 servings
  • ½ lb of pasta (any shape) - I used Cellentani
  • 8 ounces hard salami, chopped
  • 8 ounces sun dried-tomatoes in olive oil, chopped & drained
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon dried sage, crumbled
  • 1 pint whipping cream
  • 8 ounces mozzarella cheese, cubed
  • 8 ounces white cheddar cheese, cubed
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  1. Pasta: Cook according to the directions on the box, drain & set aside when done.
  2. In a skillet combine salami, sun-dried tomatoes, black pepper & sage.
  3. Cook on low for about ten minutes to crisp up the edges of salami, mix well & set aside.
  4. Add whipping cream & butter to a saucepan, slowly heat & melt.
  5. Add cubed cheese & stir occasionally until the mixture melts.
  6. Once everything is melted add flour, stir, bring to a boil & remove from heat.
  7. Add pasta, salami & sun-dried tomatoes to the cheese sauce.
  8. Serve hot & garnish with some black pepper or additional dried sage.

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16 comments on “Italian Mac & Cheese
  1. This looks delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe. We are always looking for good things to try.

  2. Heather says:

    This looks to die for. Who doesn’t love mac and chesse?!?! Can’t wait to try it.

    The Cultivated One

  3. Fanny says:

    Hmmmm Raquel you make me so hungry already in the morning!!
    looks delicious!
    ps: wish I could see your amazing lipps 😉 hugs

  4. Gertrude says:

    Yum! I love the taste of salami 🙂 x

  5. tracy says:

    Looks delicious! I love that this recipe includes sun dried tomatoes.

  6. Grace says:

    I was sold on the “Italia twist” part. I almost feel like I’ve become italian ever since marrying hubby. This looks amazing! I seriously have like 3 of your recipes book marked to make!

  7. Janet R says:

    Looks awesome! I’ll try this!

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  10. Justin says:

    This was ridiculously rich. My amazing wife had it ready for me when I got home, and when she told me the ingredients I was like is this from the Italian Paula Dean? It should come with a warning label of sodium daily value being 1000%. But hey at least it looks good in pictures, unfortunately it may be the last thing you see because you will most likely suffer a heart attack after eating it. I’m sorry I don’t mean to be harsh, I’m sure you’re really nice and can make some good food but I’d cross this one off the list.

    • Raquel Lynn says:

      Hey Justin, thanks for the feedback. I’ll take the Italian Paula Dean comment as a compliment. This is mac & cheese, not healthy mac & cheese nor does it claim to be a healthy recipe. Everything in moderation & you will be just fine : ) Thanks for stopping by!

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