Swiss Macaroni and Cheese with Smoked Sausage

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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

Serves: 8 servings

  • 4 Tbs. butter
  • ½ 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
  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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  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!

  4. I love the combo of sausage and lentils together. In fact I just made an easy one-pot mix of the two last week. This is definitely a few steps up from that! Looks great.

  5. I know this is an old post but I just had to comment. I’ve never seen or heard of anyone else making swiss mac ‘n cheese. It’s one of the recipes my dad grew up with and then I grew up with. Our version is just straight swiss cheese and elbows. My dad always put hot sauce on his, I used steak sauce and my mom ate it plain.

  6. Heather Lapaille says:

    This looks delicious and I saw the recipe the other day but when I checked back today to make it, there was no recipe 🙁


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