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
- 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
- Melt butter in large skillet over medium heat.
- Add onion and cook till soft.
- Whisk in flour and cook 1 minute.
- Whisk in milk. Cook over medium heat, stirring often.
- Add mustard and cheese.
- When cheese is melted, combine sauce, cooked pasta and smoked sausage.
amy (sew~amy) says
I’m trying this tonight!
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. 🙂
Tried this tonight and WOW was it good! Just added a little salt and pepper to taste. Definitely will make this again!
I’m glad you liked it 🙂
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.
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.
I like the idea of adding hot sauce or steak sauce. I’ll have to try that next time!
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 🙁
We had a problem with the recipes the other day, but it should work now. You may need to clear the cache in your browser.