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Classic Smoked Sausage Mac & Cheese

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Servings: 10

A classic made even better with the addition of Butterball Smoked Sausage, two kinds of cheese and a different shaped pasta.


  1 lb cavatappi (corkscrew) pasta, uncooked

  1 Tbs butter

  14 oz (1 package) Butterball® Smoked Turkey Dinner Sausage , halved lengthwise, and cut into 1/4 inch thick slices

  1 cup chopped onions

  3 cups prepared Alfredo sauce

  3 cups half and half

  3 cups cubed pasteurized prepared cheese product

  2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

  1/2 tsp ground black pepper

  Cooking spray

  1 cup Panko bread crumbs

  1/4 cup butter, melted

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1. Preheat oven to 375°F.

2. Cook pasta according to package directions; rinse and drain. Set aside.

3. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in large saucepan on medium heat. Cook and stir sausage and onions 3 to 5 minutes or until onions are tender. Stir in Alfredo sauce, and half and half. Bring to boiling, stirring constantly; reduce heat. Simmer 1 minute.

4. Remove saucepan from heat. Stir in cheese and black pepper until cheese is melted. Stir in pasta and sausage mixture.

5. Pour mixture into lightly sprayed 13×9-inch baking dish. Sprinkle evenly with combined bread crumbs and 1/4 cup melted butter. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until crumbs are golden brown and pasta mixture is hot and bubbly.

Nutritional Information:

Calories 719

Total Fat 41g 

Saturated Fat 23g 

Cholesterol 124mg 

Sodium 1552mg 

Potassium 209mg 

Total Carbohydrate 56g 

Dietary Fiber 2g 

Sugars 7g

Protein 33g

Iron 2mg,