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Mac & Cheese "Italian Style" 🧀  🇮🇹

Mac & Cheese "Italian Style" 🧀 🇮🇹

Mac & Cheese Italian Style is a go to recipe around here.

Within 30 minutes, you can have this fantastic dinner on the table. This recipe is the perfect last-minute meal for any Italian food lover.



  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time of Preparation: 5 mins
  • Time of Cooking: 30-40 mins
  • Serves: 2-4 people
  • Cost: $$


  • 12 oz Cheddar
  • Smoked Scamorza
  • 6 oz Gouda 
  • 6 oz Gruyere 
  • 6 oz Monterey Jack
  • 6 oz Mozzarella
  • 0.5 cup Ricotta
  • 1 cup Guanciale
  • 1 cup of Breadcrumbs (optional)
  • 1 tsp Butter
  • Milk
  • Italian herbs
  • Orecchiette (pasta)


  1. Heat a pan on medium heat and add a cup of guanciale - cook until brownish
  2. Add 1 tbsp of butter and 0.5 cups of ricotta
  3. Start slowly adding the milk and cheeses. Add all the cheeses in gradually, making sure it melts before adding the next cheese.
  4. Add 1 tsp of dried Italian herbs
  5. Cook the Orecchiette to aldente (depending on the amount of people you're cooking for, the precise amount is very general), pour it into a large baking dish, and cover it with cheese sauce completely 
  6. Mix shredded cheddar with breadcrumbs and parmesan to cover macaroni and bake it at 375 F for 30-35 min. Best indicator of it being ready -- the top should be a beautiful golden color.

Serve hot 🔥 and enjoy!

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