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 User ID: 3352140 232567
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2015

"Not a fan."

Heidi_K1971 User ID: 672658 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 User ID: 7140928 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 User ID: 4370033 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 User ID: 1826861 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 User ID: 6777152 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 User ID: 4345954 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 User ID: 5736603 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 User ID: 1961642 167713
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2010

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

dempseypenn User ID: 960560 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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