Comfort food is always a treat and when we were growing up mac-n-cheese & sausage was a a treat for sure. Back then my dad was the master of mac-n-cheese. He would make it on the stovetop with noodles, velveeta and cheese and we thought this was the best mac-n-cheese EVER. We loved how creamy it was and how cheesy it was…even better my dad would grill up some link sausage and it was a perfect dinner.
As I have grown up my taste have changed some but mac-n-cheese is still a favorite for me…and when paired with sausage it is still a treat. To make it a little more to my grown-up tastes I decided to use a few different cheeses such as havarti & gruyere (but the velveeta version is still a good one). You could use almost any combo of cheeses you prefer, but this is definitely a new favorite of mine. I also went with turkey sausage to lighten it up a bit, but I also love the taste of it…especially once it is browned and it caramelizes some. I also love that it is all put into a casserole, which is not only perfect for busy families, but it is also just SO GOOD!
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The first time I fixed this combo for The Hubby he was a little unsure about it. He did now grow having it like I did and really didn’t understand my love for it…but once I put it in a casserole he LOVED it. He is quite the sucker for a casserole. It is rich, creamy and oh so cheesy with bites of sausage making for a perfect meal that everyone (of all ages) is sure to love.
Take mac-n-cheese to the next level…giving the family a treat for sure.