Super creamy mac & cheese is so cheesy and delicious you’ll never buy the boxed version again. It can be served as a side dish or add some smokie link sausage and serve it as a main dish. It’s easy to make and a kid favorite which is why it made it to our list of #mommymeals.
What was your favorite meal when you were a kid? Mine had to be macaroni and cheese. I think it was a favorite because it’s one of the first things I learned how to make. Boil some water, cook the noodles, drain, and stir in the cheese powder, pretty simple for a kid. It was the only dish I knew how to make for a long time, I guess that’s why it topped my list of favorites. I remember being so proud of myself that I could cook my own meal.
To this day I still love macaroni and cheese, however, that powdered cheese stuff doesn’t do it for me anymore. I’ve got to have real cheese and a variety of it, plus it has to be super creamy because dry mac & cheese is plain disgusting.
I’ve tried several different macaroni and cheese recipes and this one is by far my favorite (the kids too). It makes a great side dish – but my favorite way to have it is by adding smokie links and onions and making it a main dish and serving it with some vegetables. It’s incredibly creamy and is packed with a ton of cheesy flavor. You’re gonna love it!
1 package smokie links, sliced
1/2 onion chopped
2 cups elbow macaroni
4 tablespoons butter
1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated
1 1/2 cup Monterey Jack cheese, grated
3 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup sour cream
10.75 ounce can cheddar cheese condensed soup
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup half and half
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1/2 teaspoon pepper
pinch of nutmeg
additional cheese for topping (optional)
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Preheat oven to 375°. Cook the macaroni according to package directions. While the macaroni’s cooking sauté the onions and smoky links until the onions are translucent.
In a saucepan, over low heat, melt the butter, cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese.
Add the eggs, sour cream, cheddar cheese soup, half-and-half, and spices to the melted cheese. Stir well.
Add the sausage and onions to the cheese mixture and stir well.
Combine the macaroni and cheese sauce.
Pour the mixture into a casserole dish and top with cheese. Bake for 30 minutes.
- 1 package smokie links, sliced
- ½ onion chopped
- 2 cups elbow macaroni
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated
- 1½ cup Monterey Jack cheese, grated
- 3 eggs, beaten
- ½ cup sour cream
- 10.75 ounce can cheddar cheese condensed soup
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup half and half
- ½ teaspoon dry mustard
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- pinch of nutmeg
- additional cheese for topping (optional)
- Preheat oven to 375°. Cook the macaroni according to package directions. While the macaroni's cooking sauté the onions and smoky links until the onions are translucent.
- In a saucepan, over low heat, melt the butter, cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese.
- Add the eggs, sour cream, cheddar cheese soup, half-and-half, and spices to the melted cheese. Stir well.
- Add the sausage and onions to the cheese mixture and stir well.
- Combine the macaroni and cheese sauce.
- Pour the mixture into a casserole dish and top with cheese. Bake for 30 minutes.
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Miz Helen says
We will just love your Creamy Mac and Cheese with Sausage, it will be delicious! Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday.