smoked sausage mac and cheese
CHICKEN, Pasta, PORK, RECIPES, STOVE TOP, Super Quick Meals

Smoked Sausage Mac and Cheese ($5 Dinner)

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Are you looking for a tasty homecooked meal that is filled with creamy pasta, plenty of flavors, smoked sausage pieces, and even sneaks in some vegetables? Well, then you need to give this Smoked Sausage Mac and Cheese a try with your friends and family. 

You can make this any time, lunch or dinner for busy weeknights. It is even a great cooked pasta dish to bring to a BBQ since it’s the ultimate comfort food recipe. I mean who doesn’t love sausage in a cream sauce with mac and cheese?

So if you like easy meals made with pork and smoky flavor, you will love this simple sausage, mac and cheese recipe. 

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Ingredients for Smoked Sausage Mac and Cheese 

smoked sausage mac and cheese
  • Oil: olive oil or vegetable oil will work great
  • Meat: use the pre-package smoked sausage and cut it into bite-sized pieces
  • Pasta: use a box of macaroni and cheese (plus the milk and butter in the instructions on the back of the box)
  • Vegetable: get a bag frozen broccoli
  • Seasonings: you will need onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and black pepper
smoked sausage mac and cheese

How to make Smoked Sausage Mac and Cheese

Slice the sausage into half moons.

smoked sausage mac and cheese

To a large skillet on the stove over medium-high heat add in the olive oil once hot add in the sausage and brown on each side for 4 minutes.

Once the sausage is golden brown stir in the broccoli and seasonings cover with a lid and let cook for 10-12 minutes stirring occasionally until the broccoli is tender.

smoked sausage mac and cheese

Get a large pot of water and cook the macaroni and cheese according to the package directions for al dente. Stir in the butter and milk.

smoked sausage mac and cheese

Stir the macaroni and cheese into the sausage and broccoli, and serve.

smoked sausage mac and cheese

How to store leftover casserole:

Fridge: If you have any of this sausage macaroni left, place the room-temperature pasta in an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. This does make for a great lunch or dinner the next day! 

Tips and tricks for making this delicious sausage recipe: 

Sausage and Mac and Cheese but make it fancy:

This whole dish itself is super tasty, but you can also level it up a bit if you are feeling fancy by using these toppings too:

  • Extra shredded cheese
  • Green onion
  • Sprinkle of parmesan cheese
  • Bread crumbs
smoked sausage mac and cheese

Type of sausage to use:

You can really make this recipe your own by picking your favorite sausage to use in the recipe. Whether you want to use polish sausage, beef sausage, chicken sausage, or turn this into kielbasa mac and cheese, its all going to taste amazing!

Or if you don’t think your kids will enjoy the sausage, you can always swap it out for some hot dogs too to make it extra kid-friendly.

Make this into a casserole:

If you want to make this into a simple casserole dish, after you have the sausage and mac and cheese all mixed together, you can place the ingredients into a casserole dish, top it with a little bit more shredded cheeses of your choice and some panko bread crumbs. 

Then put the dish into the oven and cook it at 350 for 15-20 minutes or until the cheese is melted, and enjoy!

smoked sausage mac and cheese

Try these easy casserole dishes:

Sausage Biscuit Casserole

Enchilada Meatball Casserole

Stuffed Pepper Casserole

Mediterranean Chicken Bake

Smoked Sausage Mac and Cheese ( Dinner)

Recipe by Julia Pacheco
Course: CHICKEN, Pasta, PORK, RECIPES, STOVE TOP, Super Quick Meals
Servings

4-5

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

25

minutes

Enjoy super flavorful smoked sausage sauteed perfectly and mixed with creamy mac and cheese and broccoli for a filling and easy dinner recipe.

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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp Olive oil

  • 14 oz Packed smoked sausage

  • 7 oz box macaroni and cheese (plus the milk and butter in the instructions on the back of the box)

  • 12 oz bag frozen broccoli

  • 1 tsp Onion powder

  • 1 tsp Garlic powder

  • 1 tsp Paprika

  • 1 tsp Salt

  • 1 tsp Black pepper

Directions

  • Slice the sausage into half moons.
  • To a large pan on the stove over medium high heat add in the olive oil once hot add in the sausage and brown on each side for 4 minutes.
  • Once the sausage is golden brown stir in the broccoli and seasonings cover with a lid and let cook for 10-12 minutes stirring occasionally until the broccoli is tender.
  • Cook the macaroni and cheese according to the package instructions. Stir in the butter and milk.
  • Stir the macaroni and cheese into the sausage and broccoli. Serve.

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One Comment

  1. This is one of those recipes that is so good considering how fast and easy it is to make! My daughter loved it so much we made it two days in a row. Thanks for the recipe!

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