Sausage Macaroni Skillet Recipe
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Sausage Macaroni Skillet Recipe

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Evaporated milk and chili sauce lend a touch of creamy sweetness that kids of all ages will really go for in this comforting and hearty skillet meal. Phyllis Schmalz - Kansas City, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:5 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 5 servings


  • 1 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped sweet red pepper
  • 2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup chili sauce
  • 1 can (5 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 603 calories, 19g fat (8g saturated fat), 57mg cholesterol, 1263mg sodium, 84g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 3g fiber), 26g protein .


  1. In a large skillet, cook the sausage, onion and peppers over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain.
  2. Add macaroni and water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 7-8 minutes or until macaroni is tender. Stir in chili sauce and milk; heat through.
  3. Remove from the heat. Sprinkle with cheese. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: 5 servings.
Originally published as Sausage Macaroni Skillet in Simple & Delicious May 2010, p22

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mln63 232567
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2015

"Not a fan."

Heidi_K1971 108201
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2014

"The nutritional facts need to be fixed. 1 serving may be 603 calories but this made far more than 5 cups of food. Family thought it was yummy and it was simple to throw together for a quick meal"

hchambers 76103
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2014

"Easy and delicious for a busy night. I added some zucchini to mine as I had some I needed to use. I think this would work real well with ground beef as well."

GrammyGarl 80812
Reviewed Jun. 21, 2012

"Loved the simplicity and great outcome. I was distracted and added too much evapo milk so I put in a couple of slices of american cheese to compensate. Turned out very cheesy. I'll probably experiment with adding some other veggies, perhaps less chili sauce to cut down on sweetness a bit. Perfect recipe to make as is or tailor to suit different tastes. Thanks! :)"

ehlertn 172269
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2011

"Very easy work-night meal! I used whole-wheat macaroni to add a little "healthiness" to the meal and cooked it for a couple minutes longer. I do love Italian sausage and these days, it's a bit less expensive than ground beef."

micheleclow 76102
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2011

"This is a very quick, easy and tasty dish. For those of you that didn't care for the evaporated milk, you can try regular milk."

jobr0501 153833
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2011

"This was delicious - I used hamburger instead of Italian sausage (only because I didn't have any sausage), and also omitted the onions. It was easy, quick and also great heated up for lunch today!"

crystalcarreon 132976
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2011

"Such an easy, tasty recipe! The chili sauce adds such a perfect sweet taste. Also, One pan = less dishes = a very happy girl! However, I did change one thing. I am not a big fan of Italian sausage so I used ground beef and I think it still turned out delightful."

julsie27 167713
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2010

"Yummy! This was a great, quick work-night dinner. My husband couldn't get enough!"

dempseypenn 76101
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2010

"My 14 year old daughther found this recipe in Simple and Delicious and wanted to try it. What a hit! She made it and we all loved it. This recipe is a keeper. I agree with the other reviews thinking that sweet and condensed milk as used instead of evaporated milk/"

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