Stove Top Italian Mac and Cheese

A nice fresh spin on mac and cheese.

1 Tbls of butter

1 Tbls of olive oil

1 pkg of sliced mushrooms

3oz of sliced prosciutto chopped into small dice

1/2 tsp of Italian seasoning

1/4 c of white wine

Heat oil and butter in a skillet. Add mushrooms and cook until slightly brown. Add prosciutto and Italian seasoning and saute 1 min. Add wine and cook until evaporated. Set aside.

Cook 3/4 lb of pasta- I use whole wheat orecchiette

Cheese sauce

2 tbls of butter

3 tbls of flour

1 garlic clove

2 c of half and half

1 1/2 c of Italian blend shredded cheese

1/2 c of parmesan

Melt butter in a stock pot, whisk in flour and cook 1 min. Grate in garlic and whisk in. Add the milk and whisk until thickened about 5 min. Off the heat add in your cheeses.

Add Ins

2 c of chopped fresh spinach

1 c of chopped fresh tomato

1/3 c of chopped fresh basil

When the pasta is done add it to the cheese sauce. Reserve 1 c of pasta liquid. Add your mushroom mixture and your add ins. Add pasta water to thin sauce to your taste.

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