Spicy Macaroni and Cheese with Sausage

Spicy Macaroni And Cheese With Sausage Recipe

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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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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


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