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Macaroni and Cheese with Sausage, Peppers and Onions

Macaroni and Cheese with Sausage, Peppers and Onions

USA WEEKEND columnist Pam Anderson

USA WEEKEND columnist Pam Anderson

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.

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Nutrition

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  • 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

Directions

  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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ahfisher
19

ahfisher

2/11/2006

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 slotted spoon and let them rest on some paper towel for a few minutes, you should get rid of a lot of the grease. I agree that the loose sausage meat might make the texture a bit strange. I've always used sausage slices and everyone seems to like it, kids and adults alike!

reneew.
19

reneew.

2/6/2006

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 it is just because our tastebuds are not accustomed to the flavor. I felt like I had (wrongly) combined leftovers from 2 different meals - fajita meat combined with macaroni and cheese. I will keep checking the reviews on this because I am curious as to whether I did something wrong or if others agree with me. Sorry, we just did not like it and our kids would not touch it.

Lisa Alene
12

Lisa Alene

9/13/2008

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

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