Appetizers

Beer Battered Cheese Curds with Spicy Dipping Sauce

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You may or may not know this but in the last year I have developed a bit of an obsession with cheese curds. It all started with a little food truck at a food truck festival about a year ago. I had my very first taste of a cheese curd and was hooked! Ever since, I’ve made it a point to revisit the food truck. Then a couple months ago my brother went to Montreal and came back raving about the incredible poutine he had. So lets just say that ever since, I’ve had poutine on the mind! I came to the r

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1 lb cheddar cheese curds
1 cup unbleached all purpose flour
1 cup of beer
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground pepper
canola or vegetable oil for frying
For the Spicy Dipping Sauce:
1/4 cup light mayo
2-3 tsp {or more to taste} Franks Red Hot
1/2 tsp garlic powder
For the spicy dipping sauce simply mix together the 3 ingredients and set aside. Heat up about 2 cups of oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. While the oil is heating mix together the flour, beer,...
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Nutritions

Calories
162

Sodium
448mg
18% DV

Fat
7g
12% DV

Protein
5g
11% DV

Carbs
14g
4% DV

Fiber
1g
4% DV

You can't beat the ease of this creamy and cheesy Smoked Sausage Pasta for a 30-minute dinner that the whole family will love. Made-from-scratch skillet mac and cheese is tossed with kielbasa and tender broccoli florets so that you get an entire meal in one pan. This kid-friendly dish is perfect for busy weeknights!

2 c uncooked elbow macaroni
1 1/2 c chopped broccoli florets
1 T olive oil
13 oz smoked sausage ( such as kielbasa )
1/2 c finely diced onion
2 T butter
2 T all purpose flour
1 1/2 c half and half
8 oz sharp cheddar
4 oz smoked gouda
1/2 t dry mustard
Kosher salt and pepper
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  • Cook macaroni in a large pot of salted boiling water until al dente, according to package instructions. During the final 3 minutes of cooking time, add the broccoli florets to the boiling water with...
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Nutritions

Calories
756

Sodium
738mg
30% DV

Fat
39g
61% DV

Protein
31g
62% DV

Carbs
62g
21% DV

Fiber
4g
18% DV