Swiss Macaroni and Cheese with Smoked Sausage

Need a little weeknight comfort food?  This one’s for you then.

This recipe came about when I looked up from my computer and realized it was already 5:30 and I hadn’t started dinner.  (And no, the irony that I’m a food blogger and still have this problem is not lost on me.)

I had a smoked sausage in the fridge and a daughter begging for mac & cheese.  But I didn’t want to make the usual kind.  A rummage through the cheese drawer yielded a block of Swiss and a new recipe came into being.

Here’s what you’ll need: 

Swiss Macaroni and Cheese with Smoked Sausage

Yield: 8 servings

Swiss Macaroni and Cheese with Smoked Sausage

Ingredients

  • 4 Tbs. butter
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 4 Tbs. flour
  • 3 cups milk, warmed
  • 1 Tbs. Dijon mustard
  • about 2 cups shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1 lb. smoked sausage, heated according to package directions, sliced
  • 1 lb. pasta shells, cooked

Instructions

  1. Melt butter in large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add onion and cook till soft.
  3. Whisk in flour and cook 1 minute.
  4. Whisk in milk. Cook over medium heat, stirring often.
  5. Add mustard and cheese.
  6. When cheese is melted, combine sauce, cooked pasta and smoked sausage.
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Comments

  1. I’m trying this tonight!

  2. We made this a few nights ago and it was yummy! I think we’ll tweak it next time to fit with our rice cooker mac & cheese recipe, simply because I’m lazy. :)

  3. Tried this tonight and WOW was it good! Just added a little salt and pepper to taste. Definitely will make this again!

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