"Grown-Up's" Mac n Cheese

Wendy Proctor


My husband loves macaroni n cheese and was craving it one day. I had some fresh mushrooms that I needed to use before they spoiled...so I came up with this recipe. My husband just loved it and asked why I had never made it this way before. Creamy and cheesy! Enjoy!

★★★★★ 1 vote
35 Min
30 Min
Stove Top


1 box
elbow macaroni, cooked (used barilla brand)
16 oz
roasted smoked sausage, sliced 1/4 in thick
3/4 c
frozen peas
8 oz
cubed, velveeta cheese
1/2 c
half and half
celery stalk, chopped small
med onion, chopped small
1 pkg
fresh mushrooms, sliced
garlic cloves, finely chopped
1/2 tsp
smoked paparika
2-3 Tbsp
sour cream
2 Tbsp
olive oil
salt and pepper, to taste
fresh parsley for garnish, optional
crushed butter flavored crackers, optional

How to Make "Grown-Up's" Mac n Cheese


  • 1Cook elbow macaroni as directed on box. Add frozen peas last 4 minutes of cooking macaroni.
  • 2While macaroni is cooking, saute chopped onion, celery, sliced mushrooms, and garlic. **Add garlic last**
  • 3Add sliced smoked sausage to sauted onion mixture just to heat through. Set aside.
  • 4Cube Velveeta cheese.
  • 5Once macaroni is cooked as directed on box, drain. Add cubed Velveeta cheese, half and half, sour cream. Stir till cheese is melted. Add paparika and salt and pepper to taste.
  • 6Lastly, add your onion, mushroom, sausage mixture. Stir to mix through.
  • 7Serve right from stove top or put into 350 degree oven with crushed butter flavor crackers on top for apx. 30 minutes or till heated through.
    Garnish with parsley if you like.

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About "Grown-Up's" Mac n Cheese

Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American