Total Time
1hr 40mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 20 mins

What is better than Mac'N'Cheese. The recipe was a $400. winner in a casserole contest. I got the recipe from a magazine.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Remove casings, if present, from sausage.
  3. In a skillet cook crumbled sausage; drain.
  4. In a very large bowl combine sausage, cooked pasta, cream cheese, bread cubes, olives and mozzarella cheese.
  5. Set aside.
  6. In a medium saucepan melt butter over medium heat, Stir in flour, sage, thyme, salt and cayenne pepper.
  7. Add milk all at once.
  8. Cook and stir until slightly thickened and bubbly.
  9. Pour sauce over pasta mixture.
  10. Stir gently.
  11. Tranfer mixture to a 2-quart casserole.
  12. Bake, covered, for 35 minutes.
  13. Uncover; top with tomato slices and Cheese of choice.
  14. Bake uncovered for 15 minutes more or until heated through.
  15. Let stand 15 minutes before serving, Sprinkle with fresh thyme, if desired.


Most Helpful

This is definitely an adult mac'n'cheese, but very good! I used hot Italian sausage, and asiago cheese in mine. Thank you for sharing.

Beth A. January 10, 2009

This makes a very tasty meal. I used hot Italian sausage and tubetti pasta. It isn't a saucy mac'n'cheese, more a pasta bake, but full of flavor. I would say it makes closer to 6 servings than 8. Thanks for posting, Barb!

FlemishMinx February 23, 2005

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