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Smoky Macaroni Recipe

Smoky Macaroni Recipe

"Our two grandsons love macaroni and cheese," writes Perlene Hoekema of Lynden, Washington. "When they're hungry, I can have this tasty variation - with little sausages that are just their size - ready in about 20 minutes."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cheddar cheese soup, undiluted
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 package (16 ounces) miniature smoked sausage links
  • 8 ounces process cheese (Velveeta), cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 4 cups cooked elbow macaroni

Directions

  • 1. In a nonstick skillet, saute red pepper and onion until tender. Combine soup and milk; stir into skillet. Add sausage, cheese and peas. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5-10 minutes or until the cheese is melted, stirring occasionally. Add the macaroni; cook 5-10 minutes longer or until heated through. Yield: 6-8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 407 calories, 26 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 63 mg cholesterol, 1,244 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 19 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.