September 9, 2015

Skillet Macaroni and Cheese

Who out there watches Man vs. Food?   Sometimes we watch it.  I do like him and enjoy watching him visit different restaurants around the country.

I am, however, uneasy about watching the part of the show where he is "challenged" to eat large quantities of food.  

So . . . I got the inspiration for this Macaroni and Cheese recipe from that program.  

It was delicious! The best macaroni and cheese I have ever made.

Here's how I did it:

Macaroni and Cheese

2-1/2 cups of elbow macaroni
4 Tablespoons of butter
4 Tablespoons of flour
2 cups of 2% milk
4 ounces of Velveeta Cheese 
4 ounces of grated Cheddar Cheese
1/2 green pepper, sliced or diced
1/2 small onion, sliced or diced
1 Italian Sausage, sliced into coin shapes
1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil
1 Tablespoon of butter

Prepare elbow macaroni according to directions on package.  In a small saucepan, melt butter, whisk in flour, add milk and stir constantly over low heat until thickened.  Remove from heat and stir cheeses into white sauce until cheeses are completely melted.  Salt and pepper, if desired, to taste.  In a small skillet, heat oil and butter, add sausage and cook for a few minutes, then add green pepper and onion and continue cooking until sausage is done and vegetables have begun to soften.

Stir cheese sauce into prepared macaroni.  Pour into a cast iron skillet.  Spoon sausage, green peppers and onions on top.  Bake in a 350 degree oven until hot and bubbly.

Serve to family and friends!!


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