I made this last week, and put it this way: After my sister Tara and friend Kristy tried it, they asked for the recipe and they both made it the next night. This is how phenomenal it was. I adjusted the original recipe just a little bit, but stuck pretty close to the original one I read. Like most of my recipes, omit the sausage and you have an awesome veggie mac and cheese. Kristy did hers with diced ham and broccoli instead of sausage. Next time I make this I'm think I'm going to do totally veggie with maybe some cherry tomatoes and mushrooms. I was also thinking of shredded chicken and broccoli. The possibilities are endless- because this is just an awesomely yummy base dish to add whatever you want to it.
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 lb smoked sausage, sliced
- 1 diced onion
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 chicken bouillon cubes in 2 cups of water to make broth
- 1 (10 oz) can Ro-Tel tomatoes and green chiles, Mild
- 1/2 cup milk
- 8 oz cavatappi pasta (you can use whatever you have on hand)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper- or to taste
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup cubed velvetta cheese
- 1/3 cup thinly sliced scallions
Heat olive oil over medium high heat in a skillet, when it heats up add in the onions and sliced sausage sauté until they start to brown, then add in minced garlic. Cook for about a minute, until it becomes fragrant.
Add in broth, tomatos, milk, salt and pepper, and pasta- bring to a boil. Cover and reduce to a simmer for about 15 minutes- until the pasta is cooked.
Remove from heat and stir in the velvetta and 1/4 cup of shredded cheddar until the cheese is melted.
Transfer to a baking dish (or keep in the skillet if it is oven safe). Sprinkle with the remaining 3/4 shredded cheese. Broil in the oven for about 3-5 minutes until the cheese is melted and starts to brown. Remove from oven- sprinkle with green onions and serve.
|This was my sister Tara's|
|This was Kristy's|
This was way to easy to be so damn flavorful. I'm so going to make this again this week with a few different ingredients. I highly recommend you trying this one out! Cheers!
Adapted from:spicy sausage pasta