Italian Macky Racky

1
Cathy Tuten

By
@Michelle_Tuten

My husbands grandmother use to call Mac and Cheese (Macky Racky). I thought it was cute, so I stuck with it.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
4 to 6
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
20 Min

Ingredients

  • 1 lb
    ziti rigate, or penne rigate
  • 1 lb
    italian sweet pork sausage
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 1 Tbsp
    butter
  • 4 clove
    garlic, chopped
  • ·
    salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 Tbsp
    all purpose flour
  • 1 c
    chicken stock
  • 1 c
    heavy cream
  • 4 1/2 c
    of shredded italian 4 cheese blend
  • 1 can(s)
    diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 tsp
    hot sauce, optional
  • 1 c
    parmesan cheese

How to Make Italian Macky Racky

Step-by-Step

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Salt water and cook pasta to a chewy al dente, about 8 minutes.

    In a nonstick skillet, brown and crumble the sausage. Drain cooked crumbles on paper towel lined plate. Return pan to heat and add extra-virgin olive oil, butter, garlic. Season liberally with salt and pepper. Saute 3 to 5 minutes, until garlic is lightly golden.

    Preheat broiler to high.
  2. To garlic, add flour and stir, cooking 2 minutes. Whisk in stock, then stir in cream. Bring cream to a bubble, then stir in 2 cups of 4 cheese blend. When cheese has melted into sauce, add tomatoes. When sauce comes to a bubble, remove from heat and adjust seasonings, adding hot sauce if desired.

    Combine cheese sauce with sausage and pasta, transfer to baking dish, casserole or oven safe serving platter.
  3. Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup of 4 cheese blend and the grated Parmesan over the top and brown under hot broiler.

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About Italian Macky Racky

Course/Dish: Pasta Pasta Sides
Other Tag: Quick & Easy



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