Recipe 71: Italian-Style Mac and Cheese with Chicken SausagePosted: August 11, 2016
I know the blog hasn’t been busy, but rest assured, I’ve been busy collecting recipes to try. This one comes courtesy of an ad for Carnation Evaporated Milk.
Italian-Style Mac and Cheese with Chicken Sausage – from Nestle
2 cups (8oz) dry elbow macaroni
1 can evaporated milk
2 cups (8 oz package) shredded Italian-style or 4- or 5-cheese blend
2 links fully cooked Italian-seasoned chicken sausage cut into 1/4″ slices
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half
2 Tablespoons finely sliced fresh basil leaves
Prepare pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, combine evaporated milk, cheese, sausage, garlic powder, and black pepper in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until cheese is melted. Remove from heat. Add drained pasta to cheese sauce; stir until combined. Add tomatoes and basil; stir gently until mixed in. Makes six servings, one cup each.
Verdict: 4/5 – Oh man. Yum. As you can see, I neglected to snap a picture of this one. The real reason is I just forgot, but another believable reason would be that I glommed this down so quickly that I didn’t have time. My one complaint is that the sauce was a little soupy, but the flavor was spot on.