Half-Time Sausage Mac and Cheese

READY IN: 1hr 5mins




  • To prep before, make light roux; melt the 4 ounces butter in heavy bottomed pan, slowly add the flour and stir until combined and smooth.
  • Cook over medium heat until just golden brown; set aside.
  • Grill sausages or bake in oven and set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In large pot, boil water and cook macaroni al dente.
  • While pasta cooks, heat oil in a large skillet and add onions.
  • Saute onions over low heat, stirring frequently.
  • Add the roux to the onions and add the milk gradually, whisking to work out any lumps.
  • Bring sauce to a full boil, then reduce heat and add cheese one slice at a time.
  • Simmer until smooth and thickened.
  • Adjust seasoning to taste with salt, pepper and nutmeg.
  • Strain through a fine-mesh colander, if desired.
  • Add heavy cream and simmer to a good flavor and consistency.
  • Rub an ovenproof casserole dish with the garlic, then add the macaroni, sliced sausage and sauce; mix well.
  • In a small bowl, mix melted butter and bread crumbs and sprinkle mixture on top.
  • Cover with foil and bake for 35 minutes.
  • Then take foil off, add grated cheese and cook uncovered for an additional 5 minutes. Let rest before serving.