Baked Lil' Smokies N Homemade Mac-N-Cheese
photo by Chef on the coast
- Ready In:
- 1hr 15mins
- 1 (16 ounce) box macaroni noodles (cooked)
- 1 (14 ounce) package Little Smokies sausages
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 lb cheese (more if desired ( fresh grated is best, but not necessity)
- 3⁄4 cup milk
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Cook Macaroni noodles according to package directions. Drain and rinse.
- Saute lil' smokies in pan until warm.
- Grate cheese while the above is cooking.
- Grease a baking dish (the deeper the dish the more layers you can make).
- Layers: Noodles (enough to just cover bottom of dish). Smokies (divide the by the # of layers to get them equally distributed). Cheese (cover noodles and smokies to your taste: Just make sure to reserve enough for the other layers).
- Butter (dot this on).
- Then begin over with the layers until all is used up (finishing with the butter).
- Finally pour the milk over top (Important: the milk is an estimate; I never measure, just pour until it feels right but this should be about right. Just adjust according to your taste on subsequent makings).
- Cover and bake 30 minutes.
- Remove cover and bake another 15-20 minutes.
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The only change I made was the pasta. I was out of macaroni so used Rigatoni. My family loved the flavor the little smokies gave the macaroni and cheese. I did use a cup of milk as the pasta was thicker and bigger than regular macaroni. I will be making this again - both with and without the little sausages. I used colby jack cheese and didn't have any problems at all. Thanks for a great recipe!
One definitely needs to use velveeta cheese or similar to make this taste good. I tried normal grated pizza cheese and the cheese, though it melted fabulously, hardened quickly. Instead of smokies I used salami cut up into small bits. The salami was fine but the cheese kind of ruined it for me. Next time I'll try velveeta.
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