Mama's Smoking Macaroni and Cheese

Give mac and cheese a spicy kick by adding Hillshire Farm® Smoked Sausage and monterey jack cheese with fiery jalapeño peppers.

AVERAGE CUSTOMER RATING

  • Prep Time

    15 Minutes

  • Cook Time

    30 Minutes

  • Makes

    6 Servings (about 1 cup each)

Ingredients

2 Cups

uncooked macaroni (about 8 ounces)

1

bar (8 ounces) sharp Cheddar cheese

1

bar (8 ounces) Monterey Jack cheese with jalapeño peppers

1/4 Cup

butter or margarine

1 Cup

heavy cream

Preparation

1

Preheat oven to 350°F.  Cut sausage into ½” cubes. Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat for 3 minutes.  Add sausage to skillet and cook, stirring frequently for 3-4 minutes or until sausage is lightly browned.  Remove sausage from skillet; keep warm.

2

Cook macaroni according to package directions.  Drain, rinse and keep warm.

3

Shred both types of cheese and toss together in a bowl.  Remove ½ cup of cheese for topping and set aside.  Melt butter in saucepan over medium heat.  Stir in combined cheeses and heavy cream; stir constantly until cheese melts and sauce is smooth.

4

Stir in sausage and cooked macaroni.  Pour mixture into a greased 2-quart baking dish.  Sprinkle reserved ½ cup of cheese over top.  Bake 20-25 minutes or until edges are bubbling.