Italian Macaroni and Cheese

Italian Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Italian Macaroni and Cheese Recipe. Who doesn’t love a good bowl of macaroni and cheese?

This classic dish can be made with so many different variations, but the Italian version is definitely my favorite. It’s simple to make and always tastes delicious.

This twist on a classic mac and cheese is easy to make, and will surely become a family favorite.

To make this dinner, you will need macaroni pasta, milk, shredded Cheddar cheese, butter, salt, pepper, sharp cheese, and Italian seasoned bread crumbs.

The end result is cheesy, creamy goodness that will have you coming back for seconds.

Close up of Italian Style Macaroni and Cheese in a glass baking dish.

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Closeup of Italian Macaroni and Cheese

Italian Style Macaroni and Cheese

Nesting Lane Indulge
Italian Macaroni and Cheese Recipe. This twist on a classic mac and cheese is easy to make, and will surely become a family favorite. The end result is cheesy, creamy goodness that will have you coming back for seconds.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6



  • Preheat oven to 350° F
  • In a large pot, add water, and place over medium/high heat and bring to a rolling boil.
  • Add in macaroni and a pinch of salt, reduce heat to low, and place lid on pot. Cook until macaroni is partially cooked, and firm to bite.
  • In the meantime, prepare a baking dish by spraying with non-stick cooking spray.
  • In the prepared dish, add milk, cheddar cheese, butter, and a couple of pinches of pepper, and a pinch of salt. Stir to combine well.
  • Using a colander, drain water off of macaroni.
  • In the baking dish, add macaroni and stir to mix well.
  • In preheated oven, bake for 20 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and stir in sharp cheese.
  • Sprinkle Italian breadcrumbs on top.
  • Return dish to oven and bake an additional 15 minutes or until the outer edge is golden brown.


Serving: 118gCalories: 539.6kcalCarbohydrates: 56.1gProtein: 24gFat: 24.1gSaturated Fat: 14.5gCholesterol: 59.9mgSodium: 945.8mgFiber: 2.3gSugar: 2.1g
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