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Polish Sausage Mac and Cheese Recipe is a Sausage Lover’s Dream

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All hail the ultimate comfort food mashup! Polish Sausage Mac and Cheese is creamy, cheesy, and oh-so-satisfying.

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! #NationalDairyMonth

 

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.  Sometimes it’s a chicken spaghetti recipe or pork paprikash.  If I think it’s going to be a bad day, I’ll pull out the slow cooker and make some Crock Pot red beans and rice.  But usually, it means macaroni and cheese. 

 

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! #NationalDairyMonth

 

In college, I lived on macaroni and cheese. I put things like hot dogs, canned chicken, and even canned ham in there. 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.

 

What are the best cheeses for macaroni and cheese?

 

When it comes to making the perfect macaroni and cheese, choosing the right cheese is crucial. The best cheeses for macaroni and cheese are those that melt smoothly. They create a rich and creamy sauce that coats every bite of pasta. Cheeses like sharp cheddar, Gruyère, and Gouda are popular choices for their bold flavors and excellent melting properties. Mixing different cheeses can also add depth and complexity to your mac and cheese, so don’t be afraid to get creative with your cheese selection.

 

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! #NationalDairyMonth

 

What’s the difference between kielbasa and Polish sausage?

 

When it comes to sausage, there is often confusion between kielbasa and Polish sausage. While both are popular types of sausage, there are some key differences between the two. Kielbasa is a type of Polish sausage that is typically smoked and made from pork, beef, or a combination of the two. It has a slightly different flavor profile than traditional Polish sausage.

 

Polish sausage is made from pork, veal, or a combination of meats and is typically not smoked. The texture of kielbasa is also firmer than traditional Polish sausage, which has a softer texture. Understanding these subtle differences can help you choose the right type of sausage for your mac and cheese recipe.

 

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! #NationalDairyMonth

 

Should you cook Polish sausage?

 

When it comes to cooking Polish sausage, some people may wonder if it needs to be cooked before adding it to a dish like mac and cheese. Unlike some other types of sausage that require pre-cooking, Polish sausage is typically already fully cooked during the smoking process.

 

This means that you can simply slice it and add it directly to your macaroni and cheese mixture without the need for additional cooking. However, I like to brown the sausage before putting it in the macaroni and cheese. It adds an extra layer of flavor to this mac and cheese recipe.

 

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! #NationalDairyMonth

 

What kind of cheese goes with kielbasa?

 

When it comes to pairing cheese with kielbasa, it’s important to choose a type that complements the rich and savory flavors of the sausage. Some popular cheese options that go well with kielbasa include sharp cheddar, smoked Gouda, and Swiss. These cheeses not only add a creamy and gooey texture to your mac and cheese but also enhance the overall taste of the dish.

 

In this recipe, I’ve chosen a creamy and delicious horseradish cheddar. It adds the sharp and creamy flavor of cheddar with the kick of horseradish. It’s the cheese the inspired this delicious macaroni and cheese recipes.

 

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! #NationalDairyMonth

 

What ingredients are in Polish sausage mac and cheese?

 

Of course, there’s macaroni and polish sausage. I used a turkey kielbasa because it’s one of my favorites and the healthier turkey option allows you to use more cheese. There’s milk and flour to make the roux. Next come the cheese. I used a reduced fat Cabot extra sharp cheddar cheese along with the horseradish cheddar. Finally, there’s a little garlic salt and a little black pepper.

 

How do you make this mac and cheese recipe?

 

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 definitely plus in my book. And TECHNICALLY you can make it in one pot. I’ve done that before. Another plus in my book.

 

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! #NationalDairyMonth

 

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.

 

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! #NationalDairyMonth

 

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?

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Polish Sausage Mac n Cheese

Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

All hail the ultimate comfort food mashup! Polish sausage mac and cheese is creamy, cheesy, and oh-so-satisfying.

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Bring a pot of water to boil. Cook the pasta according to package directions omitting the salt and oil.
  2. When the pasta is cooked, drain and set aside.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

Nutrition Information

Yield

6

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 345Total Fat 22gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 12gCholesterol 57mgSodium 1157mgCarbohydrates 22gFiber 1gSugar 6gProtein 15g

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  1. Well, this definitely looks super comforting! I am not looking forward to cold weather, though. I love my ac and can’t stand when temperatures dip super low. I will be hibernating until spring :/

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