Creamy Macaroni and Cheese Sausage Casserole

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READY IN: 55mins
SERVES: 8-12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Remove the sausage meat from the casings and brown in a skillet; set aside.
  • Cook the pasta in boiling salted water (do not cook completely, cook only until VERY firm-tender, as the pasta will cook further in the oven) drain, but DO NOT rinse.
  • Place the drained macaroni back in the pot and add in the cooked sausage meat, mix to combine with a wooden spoon; set aside while preparing the cheese sauce.
  • In a heavy bottom saucepan, melt the butter or margarine.
  • Add in flour, black pepper and garlic powder; whisk for 5 minutes or until thick.
  • Slowly add in the milk and whipping cream; whisk continuously for about 6-8 minutes until bubbly and thickened.
  • Turn off the heat and add in grated cheddar cheese, Cheese Whiz and Parmeasn cheese; stir with a wooden spoon until all the cheeses have melted and the mixture is smooth (this should take about 3 minutes).
  • Pour the cheese sauce over the pasta/sausage meat mixture; stir well with a wooden spoon.
  • At this point season with salt if desired.
  • Transfer the mixture into a buttered 13 x 9-inch baking dish or a larger casserole dish.
  • Sprinkle with 1 cup grated cheddar cheese, then sprinkle with 1 cup Parmesan cheese.
  • Set oven to 350 degree.
  • If you are baking it in a 13x9-inch baking dish it will be very full, so place the casserole onto a cookie sheet to catch any spills.
  • Bake uncovered for about 30-35 minutes, or until hot and bubbly.
  • Let sit for 15 minutes or longer before serving.
  • Delicious!
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