Casseroles

Creamy Macaroni and Cheese with Link Sausage

6

I was introduced to this meal 7 years ago when a dear friend, Heidi, brought our family dinner just after my oldest daughter was born. I won’t go into too much detail about the importance of service and food, but I will shout from the rooftops that one of the best services anyone can ever do for me is to provide a meal for my family. It’s a task that as we all know must be done daily, and when you’re “down and out” after having a baby and starving, it truly is a blessing. This recipe is so sim

8
16 ounces medium cheddar cheese shredded (share if you like extra strong flavor)
24 ounces macaroni pasta, cooked
(2) 13 ounce link sausage, cut into bite sized pieces
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup flour
1 tsp salt
1 pinch pepper
2 cups milk
1. Grate all the cheese, divide into 2 equal parts. Cook the macaroni according to the directions on the package. 2. While the macaroni is cooking, make the white sauce: Melt the 1/4 cup butter in glass dish, microwave to melt. Add 1/4 cup flour, salt, and peper–mix to make a paste. Return the paste to microwave after adding 2 cups of milk. Microwave in one minute increments, stirring in between, until it starts to bubble and thicken. You can also do this on the stove top, I just prefer the speed of the microwave. 3. Once your sauce is thick, stir in 1/2 of the grated cheese. 4. Drain the cooked pasta, add it to a 9×13 casserole dish. Add the sausage, stir in the sauce. 5. Sprinkle the rest of the grated cheese on top. Bake at 375 for 15 minutes. Everything is already cooked, you are just melding it all together. 6. Enjoy!!!
Nutritions

Calories
673

Sodium
3436mg
143% DV

Fat
30g
47% DV

Protein
33g
66% DV

Carbs
78g
26% DV

Fiber
9g
39% DV

This crispy fried chicken sandwich recipe is better than Chik-Fil-A, Popeye's or McDonald's! The chicken breast is brined in pickle juice, breaded with flavorful seasonings, fried until golden brown, and then piled on a toasted brioche bun with lettuce, tomato, pickles and mayonnaise. Serve the sandwich with a side of waffle fries and homemade Chik-Fil-A sauce for dipping!

4 chicken cutlets
1/2 c milk
1/2 c dill pickle juice
2 c all purpose flour
2 T confectioners sugar
2 t baking powder
2 t paprika
2 t kosher salt
1/2 t black pepper
1/2 t garlic powder
1/4 t onion powder
1 egg
oil ( for frying )
4 sandwich buns ( buttered and griddled )
Optional for serving ( lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise, pickles )
Chik-Fil-A Sauce:
1/2 c mayonnaise
2 T barbecue sauce
1 T honey
2 t prepared yellow mustard
1 t lemon juice
4
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the milk and pickle juice.
  • Add the chicken to the milk mixture and toss to coat. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 8 hours or up to (but...
    See the full directions on my site
Nutritions

Calories
631

Sodium
1717mg
71% DV

Fat
4g
6% DV

Protein
19g
38% DV

Carbs
127g
43% DV

Fiber
6g
25% DV