Sausage and Pepper Mac N Cheese

Sausage and Pepper Mac N Cheese

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 helping
Calories: 599kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb sausage (~3 links) Italian , casing removed (heat level of choice)
  • 1 red pepper , diced
  • 1 pepper green , diced
  • 1 onion large , diced
  • 2 cups macaroni dried
  • 18 oz tomato pureed
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 18 oz water
  • 1/3 cup cream 10%
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella shredded
  • 4 green onion , diced for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  • Brown the sausage in a large, deep pan. Break apart thoroughly as it cooks. About 8 minutes
  • Once Sausage is browned, add in the peppers and onions, stir to combine and saute til vegetable begin to soften- about 3-5 minutes.
  • Add macaroni, sauce, water and seasoning. Stir to combine.
  • Cover the pan and bring to a boil, then reduce to medium heat and simmer 15-20 minutes. Stir every 5 minutes or so and check macaroni for desired doneness.
  • When the macaroni is al dente, remove the pan from the heat. Stir in the cream and then slowly stir in the cheese one handful at a time.

Nutrition

Calories: 599kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 1159mg | Potassium: 667mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1739IU | Vitamin C: 41mg | Calcium: 213mg | Iron: 3mg