Polish sausage is sauteed and added to macaroni and cheese in one of my family favorite comfort food pasta recipes! Polish Sausage Macaroni and Cheese is simple, delicious, and a recipe your family will ask for time and time again!
I can’t tell you how happy I am the weather is getting cooler. Are ya with me on this? And no, it has nothing to with the PSL nonsense. It has to do with no longer being hot. Being able to put on a sweatshirt and snuggling on the couch under a blanket with the hubs and the pups.
I hate being hot. Period.
I know I’ve discussed this at length on my blog. I just cannot stand being hot. CAN.NOT. At least with being cold I can easily put on a sweater or grab a blanket. With being hot, there’s only so far you can. At least in public, and, well, maybe even the privacy of your own home.
And on that note….
Pardon me. I’m tired. This is the longest month I’ve ever experienced ever! Work related and not personal life related. Which is actually fitting for this week’s menu.
You know those days? The ones where it seems like the world is against and everything that could go wrong does go wrong? Yeah. Those are the days I’ve been having lately. And, well, if you’re like me you want comfort food when you have those days. And by comfort food, I mean comfort food pasta recipes.
For me, that usually means lasagna. But it can also mean macaroni and cheese. In college, I lived on macaroni and cheese. I put things like hot dogs in there, canned chicken, and even canned ham. Sometimes, I even put tuna in there! Those creamy shells and cheese were so delicious when I was down to my few bucks on the food card before the end of the month.
Today, I still love macaroni and cheese with hot dogs and sausage. The creamy cheese sauce is perfect with the macaroni or other pasta and delicious polish sausage. This recipe like the grown-up mac n cheese n hot dogs.
I cannot believe I have only two macaroni and cheese recipes on my blog. How is that even possible? I make macaroni and cheese quite often which I should share more often. I make a killer stove top version that needs to be shared. It’s perfect for a quick and easy weeknight meal.
I’ll get right on that, okay?
In the meantime, let me tell you about this amazing bowl of macaroni and cheese comfort with some delicious sausage thrown in. This is a stove top meal. Which means that you can make this recipe year round without having to heat up your oven. That’s a definitely plus in my book.
And TECHNICALLY you can make it in one pot. I’ve done that before. Another plus in my book.
First, you boil the pasta and drain it. Then, you put that same pot back on the stop to brown the sausage. Put the sausage on top of the macaroni. Next, you heat the milk and flour together. Once that thickens, you add the cheese and stir until it’s melted. Finally, you combine the sausage and macaroni with the sauce.
Now, here’s the hard part. You have a wait a few minutes. If you wait a few minutes the sauce gets all thick and creamy with the pasta and sausage. So, take a minute or two to whip up a quick little salad to have with this sausage macaroni and cheese. By the time you’ve poured the dressing you can serve up dinner.
Just look at all that creamy goodness. Those flecks? They’re pepper. I like to add some fresh ground pepper to my macaroni and cheese before I eat it. That little spice that black pepper brings cuts some of the rich and creamy of the macaroni and cheese.
I could totally dive into that bowl right now. The horseradish cheddar brings a level of flavor your family will love! It’s a hint of heat, but not enough that any member of your family couldn’t handle it. If you don’t like horseradish, then feel free to substitute it with an extra sharp cheddar or another cheese of choice.
What are your favorite comfort food pasta recipes?
- 8 ounces elbow macaroni
- 12 ounces Turkey Kielbasa
- 1 1/2 cups fat free milk
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 2 ounces 75% RF Cabot cheddar cheese
- 2 ounces horseradish Cabot cheddar cheese
- 1 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- Bring a pot of water to boil. Cook the pasta according to package directions omitting the salt and oil.
- When the pasta is cooked, drain and set aside.
- Put the pot to medium-high. Slice the sausage and sauté until it begins to brown. Place the cooked sausage with the pasta and set aside.
- Combine the milk with the flour, stirring with a whisk. Place on the milk mixture into the pot. Cook on medium-high until the mixture thickens.
- Remove the milk mixture from the heat and stir in the remaining ingredients. Then stir in the macaroni and sausage. Allow the sauce to thicken 5 minutes before serving.
Comfort Food Pasta Recipes
Must Make Meaty Comfort Food Pasta Recipes
- Bacon Onion Spaetzle by Caroline’s Cooking
- Baked Pasta with Kale and Sausage by Simple and Savory
- Chicken Glorioso Pasta Bake by Sunday Supper Movement
- Creamy Italian Sausage Tortellini Skillet by Soulfully Made
- Gluten Free Chicken Spaghetti Bake by Cricket’s Confections
- Healthy Homemade Hamburger Helper Skillet by A Mind “Full” Mom
- Homemade Spaghetti Noodles with Stuffed Meatballs by The Freshman Cook
- One Pot Chicken Parmesan by Pies and Plots
- Polish Sausage Macaroni and Cheese by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
- Pot Roast Stroganoff by Fantastical Sharing of Recipes
- Ravioli with Prosciutto & Arugula by Gourmet Everyday