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cajun mac and cheese

Cajun Mac and Cheese

Step up your mac and cheese game with a recipe for Cajun Mac and Cheese. Andouille sausage, bell pepper and a kick of heat makes it perfect

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword cajun mac and cheese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 954 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 Pound Andouille Sausage
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper Diced
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper Diced
  • 1 Pound Dried Pasta Elbows or Cavatappi preferred
  • 1/2 Cup Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Milk
  • 2 Cups Half and Half
  • 2 Cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 Cup Shredded Cheddar Jack Cheese
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 2 Tsp Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1 Tsp Ground Mustard
US Customary - Metric

Instructions

  1. Sautée Sausage in a nonstick skillet until cooked through. Slice and set aside.

  2. Cook pasta per package instructions until al dente. Set aside.

  3. In a large pot or dutch oven, melt butter over medium heat. Add flour and stir together until fully incorporated. Cook roux until flour is cooked through and it has a slight nutty aroma.

  4. Slowly add milk to roux mixture, whisking together so that it is smooth and fully blended together. Add is half and half.

  5. Whisk in cheese and stir until fully incorporated. Let simmer for several minutes until sauce thickens.

  6. Add in seasonings and salt and pepper to taste.

  7. Add pasta, sausage and bell pepper to the sauce mixture and adjust seasoning as desired. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Cajun Mac and Cheese
Amount Per Serving
Calories 954 Calories from Fat 540
% Daily Value*
Fat 60g92%
Saturated Fat 30g188%
Cholesterol 175mg58%
Sodium 1093mg48%
Potassium 636mg18%
Carbohydrates 63g21%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 37g74%
Vitamin A 1905IU38%
Vitamin C 42.5mg52%
Calcium 416mg42%
Iron 2.7mg15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.