How to Make Gourmet Baked Macaroni and Cheese

An Italian Inspired Mac&Cheese or white lasagna with sausage, mushrooms, spinach and a mozzarella cream sauce

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How to Make Gourmet Baked Macaroni and Cheese Recipe
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Ingredients --

Ingredients --

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Add sausage to preheated pan

Add sausage to preheated pan

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Brown (I removed some of the excess liquid); set aside

Brown (I removed some of the excess liquid); set aside

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Put mushrooms into sausage pan

Put mushrooms into sausage pan

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Brown then set aside with sausage (I added some olive oil to keep everything from drying out)

Brown then set aside with sausage (I added some olive oil to keep everything from drying out)

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Smash garlic; remove peel

Smash garlic; remove peel

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Garlic power trio! (I dice some, break some up and leave some whole)

Garlic power trio! (I dice some, break some up and leave some whole)

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Brown lightly in olive oil then (prepare yourselves!)...

Brown lightly in olive oil then (prepare yourselves!)...

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The spinach gods were smiling upon me tonight! I added a splash of prosecco and turned up the heat then...

The spinach gods were smiling upon me tonight! I added a splash of prosecco and turned up the heat then...

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Covered!

Covered!

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Once you've tamed the spinach beast stir a bit to let it all sauté evenly

Once you've tamed the spinach beast stir a bit to let it all sauté evenly

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Mix in the sausage and mushrooms

Mix in the sausage and mushrooms

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Add heavy cream then cook down

Add heavy cream then cook down

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Mix in mozzarella; make sure to stir evenly and break up the mozzarella so it doesn't make an indestructible spinach/mozzarella ball (trust me - the voice of experience...)

Mix in mozzarella; make sure to stir evenly and break up the mozzarella so it doesn't make an indestructible spinach/mozzarella ball (trust me - the voice of experience...)

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Mmmmm, I could eat this like soup

Mmmmm, I could eat this like soup

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Boil the pasta but pull while al dente (it will cook more in the oven); mix pasta and mixture together in pregreased baking tray

Boil the pasta but pull while al dente (it will cook more in the oven); mix pasta and mixture together in pregreased baking tray

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Sprinkle with mozzarella, Parmesan, pepper, and parsley

Sprinkle with mozzarella, Parmesan, pepper, and parsley

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Cover her up snugly and put her in the oven for 30-45 minutes on 375 (check frequently and remove cover for the last 5 minutes or so so it browns nicely)

Cover her up snugly and put her in the oven for 30-45 minutes on 375 (check frequently and remove cover for the last 5 minutes or so so it browns nicely)

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If you're worried about the Sasquatch getting to your oven, don't worry - your dog (who otherwise spends the rest of his life sleeping on the couch) will NOT let that happen!

If you're worried about the Sasquatch getting to your oven, don't worry - your dog (who otherwise spends the rest of his life sleeping on the couch) will NOT let that happen!

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Try not to eat it all; it's enough calories to make an elephant fall asleep! Gluttonous but worth it! As always, feel free to like, ask questions, leave comments or follow me for more recipes!

Try not to eat it all; it's enough calories to make an elephant fall asleep! Gluttonous but worth it! As always, feel free to like, ask questions, leave comments or follow me for more recipes!

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