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Smoked Sausage Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

 

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This Smoked Sausage Macaroni and Cheese Recipe makes a great side dish or can be served as a standalone dish for dinner or supper. This is a basic recipe that doesn’t require a lot of prep or cooking time. Give this one a try; it’s really good.

Smoked Sausage Macaroni and Cheese Recipe
Recipe Type: Main
Author: Patricia
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Serves: 4

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Smoked Sausage Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

  • Author: Cullys Kitchen
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Ingredients

Bread Crumb Topping

  • 3 slices white sandwich bread for fresh bread crumbs. (Process was torn slices of bread in a blender with the butter to make the bread crumb topping)
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter (cold), cut into 6 pieces

Pasta and Cheese sauce

  • 8 ounces elbow macaroni
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 small onion (finely chopped)
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 8 ounces smoked sausage (cut lengthwise into quarters and then cut into 1/2 inch slices)
  • 3/4 teaspoon powdered mustard
  • 2 ½ cups milk
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 teaspoons Honey Dijon mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon table salt or to taste

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 400F.
  3. Melt butter in a large kettle over medium-high heat, and then add the onion and dry mustard. Cook until onion starts to brown; stirring as needed.
  4. Gradually mix in the milk and bring the mixture to a boil, stirring constantly until mixture starts to thicken. Remove the mixture from the heat and stir in the cheeses, ¼ teaspoon salt, and Dijon mustard. Continue mixing until cheese is melted. Stir in the macaroni, and then fold in the smoked sausage.
  5. Lightly spray an 8 x 8 casserole dish with cooking spray, spoon in the macaroni and cheese, and then top with the bread crumb-butter mixture.
  6. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until casserole is heated through and bread crumbs are golden brown.
  7. Serve hot

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