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Stovetop Sausage Mac and Cheese

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Stovetop Sausage Mac and Cheese- ready in under 30 minutes. Only 1 pot needed!

 

Stovetop Sausage Mac and Cheese makes a hearty family meal and it can be made in under 30 minutes using only one pan.

I love the flavor that ground sausage adds to mac and cheese and the fact that it makes it feel more like a main dish.

It’s every bit as delicious as this Super Creamy Mac & Cheese.


 

Stovetop Sausage Mac and Cheese- ready in under 30 minutes. Only 1 pot needed!

I like to use Johnsonville All Natural Fresh Italian Mild Ground Sausage. It is so convenient and easy to cook with because it comes packaged the way ground beef does . Just unwrap the package and toss the sausage in a pan to brown it. There’s no need to get your hands all messy trying to remove the sausage from casings.

Stovetop Sausage Mac and Cheese- ready in under 30 minutes. Only 1 pot needed!

Johnsonville Italian Mild Ground Sausage has so much depth of flavor with the perfect blend of Italian herbs and spices.

Stovetop Sausage Mac and Cheese- ready in under 30 minutes. Only 1 pot needed!

 

Because Johnsonville Italian Mild Ground Sausage has so much flavor, only a few ingredients are needed to make this cheesy and delicious mac and cheese. I like to cook a little onion with the sausage. Once the sausage is cooked and crumbled, I add a can of fire-roasted diced tomatoes, 2 cups of water, 1/2 cup of half-and-half, and an 8-ounce package of macaroni.

Stovetop Sausage Mac and Cheese- ready in under 30 minutes. Only 1 pot needed!

 

Let it simmer until the macaroni is cooked and then add 2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese. It may look a little liquidy at first but once the cheese is melted and mixed in and it cools slightly, it will really thicken up.

Stovetop Sausage Mac and Cheese- ready in under 30 minutes. Only 1 pot needed!

 

Stovetop Sausage Mac and Cheese couldn’t be easier to make and there are hardly any dishes to clean.

Got to love a meal that can be on the table in under 30 minutes and is so cheesy and satisfying with a bite of yummy ground sausage in every bite!

Stovetop Sausage Mac and Cheese- ready in under 30 minutes. Only 1 pot needed!

 

Watch the video below to see how easy this recipe is!


Stovetop Sausage Mac and Cheese- ready in under 30 minutes. Only 1 pot needed!

Stovetop Sausage Mac and Cheese

Stovetop Sausage Mac and Cheese is super cheesy and can be made using only one pot in under 30 minutes.
PREP: 5 mins
COOK: 25 mins
TOTAL: 30 mins
SERVINGS: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Johnsonville Italian Mild Ground Sausage
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can fire-roasted diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half
  • 1 (8-ounce) package macaroni pasta
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions

  • Place sausage and onion in a large nonstick pan over medium-high heat. Cook, breaking sausage apart with a wooden spoon, until sausage is no longer pink.
  • Add diced tomatoes, water, half-and-half, and macaroni. Cook, stirring frequently for 12 to 14 minutes.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper, keeping in mind that the cheddar cheese will add some saltiness.
  • Sprinkle cheese on top and stir until melted and mixed in. Remove from heat.

Nutrition

Calories: 566kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Southern

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