Baked Lil' Smokies N Homemade Mac-N-Cheese

"This is a great kid-pleasing meal. You can make it ahead and refrigerate it until you are ready to pop it into the oven. I actually came up with this one day when I realized I had to make a pack of smokies or throw them out (But alas, no other ingredients on hand). So I just took my mom-taught homemade mac and cheese recipe and added smokies."
photo by Chef on the coast photo by Chef on the coast
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)
  • 34 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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  1. Pattyinthekitch
    Why not promote how well it cooked in the Deep Covered Baker?
  2. Braunda
    What a wonderful fast easy meal!!! I had everything on had and we had our meal in no time. Nothing to change at all. Thank You for sharing.
  3. Chef on the coast
    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!
  4. Superallu
    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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