Classic Smoked Sausage Mac and Cheese Recipe -
Classic Smoked Sausage Mac and Cheese Recipe
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Classic Smoked Sausage Mac and Cheese

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"A classic made even better with the addition of Butterball Smoked Sausage, two kinds of cheese and a different shaped pasta."

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Original recipe makes 10 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    1 hr 15 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Cook pasta according to package directions; rinse and drain. Set aside.
  3. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in large saucepan on medium heat. Cook and stir sausage and onions 3 to 5 minutes or until onions are tender. Stir in Alfredo sauce, and half and half. Bring to boiling, stirring constantly; reduce heat. Simmer 1 minute.
  4. Remove saucepan from heat. Stir in cheese and black pepper until cheese is melted. Stir in pasta and sausage mixture.
  5. Pour mixture into lightly sprayed 139-inch baking dish. Sprinkle evenly with combined bread crumbs and 1/4 cup melted butter. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until crumbs are golden brown and pasta mixture is hot and bubbly.
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  • TIP: Recipe was developed using Velveeta Pasteurized Process Cheese Food.
  • Serve with a green salad to round out the meal.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 24, 2013

Oh wow! Butterball doesn't mess around when it comes to recipes. I loved it! Would definately suggest you try it. The only change I would suggest is a mix of cheddars in place of the sharp cheddar and reduce the velveeta to 2 cups instead of 3, and using 2 jars of Alfredo sauce instead of all the velveeta. The velveeta really covered those great complex cheese flavors. The corkscrew pasta was a wonderful touch!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 28, 2013

The sausage is amazing, however, we did not like the mac and cheese. It tasted like the kind we used to get in school!


14 Ratings

Sep 11, 2013

I was really surprised by this recipe (cut it in half for our family size.) For me it was a quick fix while running behind tonight. Both the boys and my husband enjoyed it (he'd die if he knew Alfredo was in it!) Would like to try it again with homemade Alfredo and different cheeses. But for a once and awhile meal that doesn't take long, this will come in handy. Also really enjoyed the sausage itself!

Sep 24, 2013

We LOVED this! I cut the recipe in 1/2 and made homemade alfredo, instead of using the jar (we like it better). This was rich, creamy and delicious! We really enjoyed the addition of the sausage too...served with some broccoli, this made the perfect weeknight meal! I will def be making this again~YUM! Thanks for sharing. :)

Sep 11, 2013

This dish is all about comfort. A little time consuming to put together but more then worth it. I will make this again just not very often. It was so creamy and cheesey and the sausage just added another layer of flavor to the mix.

Sep 10, 2013

I started with a lighter homemade white sauce, then added real cheese to the sauce we prefer to stay away from processed cheese. I finished the recipe using the Butterball Turkey Sausage and topped with the Panko but skipped the butter. It was a good comfort food meal.

Sep 04, 2013

This was really good. I made a lot of changes, but did use the Butterball Smoked Turkey Sausage, as I believe it is that part that really counts. I omitted the Alfredo and cheese product and made a roux and added in shredded cheddar. I then added in the pasta/sausage and proceeded as directed. This was a great lunch and my daughter and I chowed down and literally took comfort in this amazing meal. Thanks, Butterball!

Sep 24, 2013

I changed this one quite a bit because I am not a fan of processed cheese. For the cheese sauce, I omitted the onion and instead of using the velveeta cheese and jarred alfredo sauce, I made a roux with butter and flour, added 2% milk and then 12 oz. of smoked cheddar cheese along with some nutmeg and a dash of cayenne and salt and pepper. I mixed it with wagon wheel pasta and the sausage and topped as directed in the recipe. Then baked as directed. It was delicious and we loved how the smoked cheddar complimented the smoked sausage flavor.


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  • Calories
  • 922 kcal
  • 46%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 56.5 g
  • 18%
  • Cholesterol
  • 167 mg
  • 56%
  • Fat
  • 64.3 g
  • 99%
  • Fiber
  • 1.8 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 36 g
  • 72%
  • Sodium
  • 2162 mg
  • 86%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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