Macaroni and Cheese with Sausage, Peppers and Onions

Macaroni and Cheese with Sausage, Peppers and Onions


"Macaroni and cheese is perfect supper food. It's a kids' favorite, and adults like it too. My recipe is simple and almost as quick as the boxed variety. Try this variation with Italian sausage and bell peppers."


servings 137 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 137 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 11.9 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs:
  • 1.6g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 5.6 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 29 mg
  • 10%
  • Sodium:
  • 277 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Follow the recipe for Creamy Macaroni and Cheese.
  2. Heat a 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Cook sausage, breaking it up as it fries, until it loses its raw color, 3 to 4 minutes. Add onion and pepper slices, and saute until soft, about 5 minutes. Add basil, then stir mixture into macaroni. Serve hot.
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  1. 11 Ratings


To previous poster: instead of frying up the sausage meat on its own, try cutting the sausages into 1/4 in. slices and then frying them. Either way, if you lift them out of the pan with a slotte...

Honestly, I MUST have done something wrong---the sausage mixture made the macaroni and cheese sort of greasy, so we had a creamy macaroni and cheese mixed with a greasy sausage mixture. Maybe i...

I used 1lb summer sausage..cut in half lengthwise. Then I sliced it again in 1/4 pieces.I drained the meat after heating through....I just loved this

This one looked great! It wasn't. It was terribly greasy. I wonder if there might have been a step left out. I did slick cook and drain the sausages before adding them to the pasta. I'm afraid I...

My family ate it right up! It was a delicious combination of flavors... my mom called it "coma food" because it was so comforting it put her to sleep :p It was a little greasy, but my family doe...

Tried this out for the kids I had over and they scarfed it down like crazy. Mine wasn't greasy as I usually boil and then drain the grease from any meat I cook. I think it would have tasted bet...

We are not Mac and Cheese experts by any means. Hubby liked this - I liked the Sausage, Peppers and Onions but that isn't the recipes fault. It was a good recipe to use what I had on hand. I...

I simply drained the sausage mixture and it was fine. Simple and good. Not meant to be extravagant, just easy and flavorful

Obviously, though not stated, you need to drain the sausage. On a paper towel would be good.