Main Dishes

Crispy Fries with Bacon and Blue Cheese Sauce

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12 oz. frozen french fries (I recommend the Ore-Ida Extra Crispy Fast Food Fries, 12 ounces would be about half of the bag, as it is on the small size as far as bags of frozen fries go.)
1/3 pkg of bacon, cut into small pieces and cooked (about 4 strips, less if you prefer)
(Optional: Reserve about 1 tsp. of bacon grease for cooking with the garlic, shallots and butter)
1/4 cup shallot, finely diced
2 cloves garlic, diced
1 tbsp unsalted butter
1 cup of blue cheese, crumbled
1/2 cup of milk
1 tsp cracked black pepper
Salt and pepper to taste
1. Preheat the oven and bake the french fries as directed on the package for extra crispy french fries. While they are baking, cook the bacon pieces. Drain bacon on paper towels and pour grease out of saute...
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Nutritions

Calories
2974

Sodium
1221mg
50% DV

Fat
160g
247% DV

Protein
21g
42% DV

Carbs
343g
116% DV

Fiber
13g
52% 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