Barilla® Cellentani “Italian Mac & Cheese”

  • Yield : 80
  • Servings : 80
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Three Italian cheeses and a touch of garlic combine to make a grown-up mac and cheese.


  • 4 lbs. Barilla® Whole Grain Elbows
  • 10 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 5 cloves minced garlic
  • 2 1/2 qts. heavy cream
  • 7 1/2 cups shredded fontina cheese
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded asiago cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups grated Parmesan cheese
  • 5 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
  • As needed salt
  • As needed white pepper


Step 1

Cook the Barilla® pasta for half the time indicated on the package. Drain pasta and drizzle with some olive oil to prevent from sticking. Layer the pasta in a 12”x 20”x 4” steam table pan and cover.

Step 2

In a large skillet, sauté garlic in olive oil until slightly yellow in color. Add heavy cream and slowly bring to a simmer. Whisk in fontina cheese. Add parsley and season with salt and pepper.

Step 3

Toss the sauce with the pasta. Top with remaining cheeses and bake in a 550 degree oven until brown, about 2 to 3 minutes.

Step 4

Plate 2-oz. portions.
If you like you can render 1 cup of diced prosciutto and top the mac and cheese as desired.

Recipe Type: , , Tags:
Chef Recommended Cuts
  • Campanelle
  • Cellentani / Cavatappi
  • Orecchiette
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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1
Servings Per Container 80

Amount Per Serving
Calories 210
Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g
Saturated Fat 8g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 45mg
Sodium 125mg
Total Carbohydrate 16g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 1g
Protein 6g

Vitamin A 10%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 10%
Iron 4%
Allergy Information:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Please note: for the purpose of the nutritional assessment, total sodium does not include salt added to the cooking water. When salt is listed "as needed" in the ingredient list, 1 tsp total is included in the analysis.