Spicy Macaroni and Cheese with Sausage

Spicy Macaroni And Cheese With Sausage

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Carolyn Haas


I had the various ingredients as left-overs so did some major tweaking of several other recipes and came up with this.


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30 Min
30 Min


  • 1 small
    onion, chopped
  • 1 clove
    garlic, grated or minced
  • 1 Tbsp
    jarred jalapeno slices, minced
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    grapeseed oil (or other oil)
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • 3/4 c
    half and half
  • 1 c
  • 1 medium
    head cauliflower, separated into florets
  • 1/8 tsp
    cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • 6 oz
    smoked turkey sausage, sliced
  • 1/2 lb
    pasta of choice
  • 6 oz
    velveeta cheese, cubed
  • 1 Tbsp
    panko bread crumbs
  • 1 Tbsp
    grated parmesan cheese

How to Make Spicy Macaroni and Cheese with Sausage


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease 2 quart casserole dish. Set aside.
  2. Cook pasta and cauliflower in salted boiling water until done. Drain, set aside.
  3. Slice turkey sausage, saute until browned. Set aside.
  4. In a large pot, heat oil and saute onion, garlic and jalapeno until onion has softened. Add coriander, cumin and cayenne.
  5. Stir in flour and cook for about 3 minutes. Add milk mixture slowly. Add cheese. Stir until cheese melts and mixture thickens.
  6. Add cooked pasta and cauliflower and the sausage to cheese mixture. Stir to mix.
  7. Transfer mixture to casserole dish. Top with crumbs and parmesan. Bake for 20-30 minutes until crumbs are browned. Let sit for a few minutes before serving.

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About Spicy Macaroni and Cheese with Sausage

Course/Dish: Pasta
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American

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