cheesy creole-style mac - n - cheese

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By sherry monfils
from worcester, MA

I love the spiciness of this casserole, it really kicks in the other flavors.

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

Ingredients For cheesy creole-style mac - n - cheese

  • 8 oz
    elbow macaroni
  • 1 c
    chopped andouille sausage
  • 4 Tbsp
    butter
  • 3/4 c
    breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 c
    grated parmesan cheese
  • 1
    onion, chopped
  • 2
    chopped celery stalks
  • 1 Tbsp
    flour
  • 1/2 tsp
    paprika
  • 1/2 tsp
    mustard
  • 1-1/2 c
    milk
  • 1 c
    grated gruyere cheese, or swiss cheese, shredded
  • 1-1/2 c
    reduced-fat shredded cheddar cheese
  • salt & pepper to taste
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How To Make cheesy creole-style mac - n - cheese

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350. Spray a 9" x 13" casserole dish w/ cooking spray. Cook macaroni as directed, drain. In small saucepan, cook chopped sausage over medium heat until done.
  • 2
    Place sausage in a bowl and set aside. In same pan, melt 1 tbsp butter over medium heat. Add breadcrumbs. Remove from heat. Stir in parmesan cheese. In another pan, melt 1 tbsp butter over medium heat. Saute onions and celery until soft. Transfer to a bowl.
  • 3
    In same pan, melt 1 tbsp butter over medium heat. Whisk in flour. Mix in paprika and mustard. Stir in milk. Bring to a boil. Add cheeses. Simmer, stirring for 10 mins. Season w/ salt and pepper. Transfer macaroni to baking dish. Toss in sausage. Stir in cheese mix. Sprinkle casserole w/ breadcrumbs. Bake 20 mins, or until crust is golden brown.

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