Sausage & Pepper Mac N' Cheese

Recipe by Midwest Maven
READY IN: 1hr 10mins
SERVES: 6-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and put back in pasta pot.
  • In a large saucepan, heat the oil and butter over me dium heat and add the peppers, onions and garlic.
  • Saute the veggies until they get soft and the liquid from the peppers starts to evaporate.
  • While this is cooking, take the sausage without casings and cook in a small skillet until cooked through, breaking up big pieces like you would ground beef.
  • When the meat is cooked add to the pasta in the pasta pot.
  • When the liquid in the veggies is almost gone and they are soft, a dd the flour and stir continuously for a couple minutes.
  • Now add the milk and stir well.
  • Stir the milk mixture occasionally until it thickens.
  • Then add the 2 cups cheddar, 1 cup of the swiss and the 1 cup gorgonzola, and stir till melted.
  • Add salt, pepper, and basil to the cheese sauce.
  • Pour the cheese sauce over the pasta and sausage in the pasta pot and stir well.
  • Pour mixture into a greased 9x13 inch baking dish.
  • Sprinkle the crushed croutons and 1 cup swiss cheese evenly over the top.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes, or until browned a little on top.
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