Macaroni and Cheese With Sausage

Macaroni and Cheese With Sausage
Macaroni and Cheese With Sausage. Diana Rattray
    65 min
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Browned sausage and sliced tomatoes help to make this creamy, delicious macaroni and cheese a hearty main dish. It's made with a homemade cheese sauce and bread crumb topping.

Serve this macaroni and cheese bake with biscuits or fresh sliced bread for a fabulous everyday meal.


 

What You'll Need

  • 8 ounces macaroni or ditalini
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound bulk pork sausage, spicy or Italian style
  • 1 sweet bell pepper, chopped, green or combination of colors
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun or Creole seasoning blend
  • Dash red pepper flakes, optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) American cheese, cut in cubes or shredded
  • Salt, to taste
  • 8 ounces grape tomatoes, halved or quartered lengthwise
  • 1/2 cup fine soft bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter

How to Make It