Low Carb Mac and Cheese Dog Casserole

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Total Time
25mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb low-carb elbow macaroni (recommend Dreamfields Pasta)
  • salt
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 (12 ounce) package beef hot dogs (Can use TOFU PUPS to make this Vegetarian) or 1 (12 ounce) packagepork hot dogs, chopped into 1-inch pieces (Can use TOFU PUPS to make this Vegetarian)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 12 cup low carb beer, 1/3 of a bottle whatever you have on hand
  • 2 cups milk
  • pepper
  • 1 tablespoon spicy mustard
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 3 cups yellow sharp cheddar cheese, shredded, divided (Buy preshredded cheese. You will need 1 1/2 sacks of 10-ounce packages.)

Directions

  1. Boil a large pot of water for macaroni. Salt water and under cook macaroni, cook about 7 minutes until just under al dente in doneness.
  2. Preheat broiler and set rack 12 inches from heat.
  3. While pasta works, heat a large deep nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, 1 turn of the pan, then add hot dogs and brown on both sides, 4 minutes total. Remove the dogs with a slotted spoon to a paper towel lined plate. Add another tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, 1 turn of the pan, and the butter. When butter melts, cook onions 4 to 5 minutes, then add flour and cook another minute. Add beer and cook off completely, 1 minute. Whisk in milk and bring to a bubble, then season the sauce with salt and pepper and stir in the mustard and ketchup. Lower heat and add 2 cups of the cheese. Stir to melt, 1 minute. Adjust mustard, ketchup, and salt and pepper, to your taste.
  4. Drain pasta well. Combine pasta and hot dogs with sauce and coat evenly then pour into large casserole and top with remaining cheese. Melt and brown cheese under broiler, 2 minutes. Serve.
Most Helpful

5 5

this is fantastic for a quick meal. i used wine instead of beer and added a cup of chopped broccoli

5 5

Absolutely delish! Even though I didn't make the low carb version but used full carb ingredients and powdered mustard instead of the wet mustard. Thanks for sharing--dh said be sure to save this recipe--a keeper for sure!