This was just a HIT at my house. One of those rare recipes that was loved by all! I made 1 1/2 times the recipe, used lower sodium soup (one cream of mushroom, one cream of chicken) because the sausage and cheese are already salty. I sauteed a large sweet onion prior to throwing the sausage in the skillet, and the touch of sweetness was a really nice contrast. It's like a great mac and cheese, with that yummy sausage, and crispy onion topping, but the sauce doesn't break down when re-heated! This one is really a keeper!
This was very good. I did add more cheese as we like our macaroni and cheese, cheesier. I used dreamfields rotini pasta. My son said he would eat this everyday! Great comfort food and it came together fast, for a good quick evening meal. Served with a side salad. I was thinking of adding in some spinach, but thought I would try the real recipe first and add things later. Thanks for the recipe!
This recipe is great with the peas added, like the original recipe! The original recipe calls for 1 pound smoked sausage or polska kielbasa. I didn't find it salty at all, like some reviewers.
I tweak this recipe by using condensed milk or half and half instead or regular milk and cream of mushroom soup. This is a very easy and budget friendly dinner.
Followed this recipe to the T and then added a couple of my favorite ingredients, fresh ground black pepper, lemon pepper, and a sprinkle of celery seed. We thought this was very good and DH had seconds. I did brown the smoked sausage and it held up well after being baked. Also cooked the penne until just about tender so it wouldnt become mushy after being baked for 30 minutes. I will make this again! Made for the Cooking Photos Forums One Dish Wonders - Casseroles
This was a hit in our house - 5 for 5! Even my picky eater, 8yob, ate it up - a 2nd bowl nonetheless! THINGS I CHANGED: I used rotini pasta, instead of the penne. I also used regular French Fried Onions, as I didn't have any cheddar on hand. Both changes didn't seem to make a difference. The only CON I can think of is the saltiness factor. With the sausage, plus the french fried onions, plus the condensed soup....well, it was a bit salty (and I love me some salt). Not sure how to combat this, just so you are aware. Maybe a sodium-reduced soup?? All in all ~ excellent! Thank you~
Very good casserole!! Had everything we love. I used mini penne noodles and put a little extra french fried onions on top. Will make this again, but will try with cream of chicken soup and put a lot more onions on top. Made for Chef Alphabet Soup Tag.
This was good, easy, cheap, and used things already in the pantry. I added about 1/2 cup sour cream to the milk/soup mixture. Next time I may add peas like others suggested. This makes a lot, and we enjoy the leftovers.
Very Good! My kids and MIL loved it.