apple sausage macaroni w/ cheddar

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By sherry monfils
from worcester, MA

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★★★★★ 1
serves 8
prep time 20 Min
cook time 25 Min

Ingredients For apple sausage macaroni w/ cheddar

  • 1 lb
    rigatoni pasta, uncooked
  • 1
    12 oz pkg al fresco apple-chicken sauages, sliced
  • 3 Tbsp
    unsalted butter
  • 2
    granny smith apples, peeled, cored, sliced
  • 1/2 sm
    onion, sliced
  • 1/8 tsp
    each salt & pepper
  • 2 Tbsp
    all purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 c
    1% milk
  • 1 Tbsp
    dijon mustard
  • 3 c
    reduced-fat, shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 c
    panko breadcrumbs

How To Make apple sausage macaroni w/ cheddar

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350. spray a 13" x 9" broiler-safe baking dish w/ cooking spray. Cook pasta as directed, drain.
  • 2
    Spray a lg skillet w/ cooking spray, place over med-high heat. Add sausage, cook about 4-5 min. Remove to plate, keep warm. Stir 1 tbsp butter into skillet. Add apples and onion, cook 5 mins over medium heat. Remove from heat and stir in sausage, salt & pepper. Add to pasta in pot.
  • 3
    Melt remaining butter over medium heat in a lg saucepan. Whisk in flour, cook 1 min. Pour in milk and mustard. Bring to a simmer and cook 3 min, whisking occasionally. Remove from heat and whisk in cheese. Stir into pasta mix. Pour pasta mix into baking dish. Top w/ panko bread crumbs. Bake for 25 mins. Set oven temp to broil and broil until browned, about 3 mins.

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