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Smoky Macaroni

"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.
  • Makes
    6-8 servings


  • 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 Velveeta, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 4 cups cooked elbow macaroni


  • 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 until cheese is melted, 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add macaroni; cook until heated through, 5-10 minutes longer.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 407 calories, 26g fat (11g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 1244mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 2g fiber), 19g protein.

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  • laura70
    Mar 21, 2015

    Good stuff for when you want something a little different than the usual mac and cheese and on the cheap.

  • Joscy
    Nov 21, 2012

    Have made this dish time and time again, with satisfying results. My grandson loves hot dogs (beef franks) so just may have to make for him.

  • jessicastant
    May 28, 2009

    This ws very good and very easy. I used fiesta nacho cheese instead of the cheddar cheese soup. I then eliminated the onions and peppers.

  • Joscy
    May 1, 2009

    This recipe looks interesting, one I'll have to try soon. I have found every recipe Mrs. Hoekema submits is a classic. Thank you very much for sharing your recipe. Sincerely, Kathy Joscelyn in Oxford, NY.

  • GailJay
    Apr 23, 2009

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  • stillings_shannon
    Dec 21, 2008

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