There are so many ways to make Macaroni and Cheese.. adding kielbasa slices adds so much flavor... and it's just perfect with the cheddar cheese!
A kid friendly comfort food the whole family will love.
I used cheddar cheese… you can use shredded Colby Jack cheese instead.
Use the salt sparingly when you’re making the sauce… don’t forget the kielbasa will add salt to the dish.
This makes about 6 good sized servings.
I served a steamed green beans with it.
Start Fall with a delicious comfort food everyone will love.
Recipe: Mac n Cheese and Kielbasa
All you need:
3 cups dry macaroni
4 tablespoons butter or margarine
¼ cup flour
2 ½ cups skim milk
2 cups finely shredded cheddar cheese
1 kielbasa, sliced
Salt and white pepper to taste
Cooking oil spray (butter flavor preferred)
All you need to do:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Cook the macaroni in a large pot of boiling water for about 8 minutes or until cooked but still chewy… they will cook more when the casserole bakes. Drain and set aside.
Meanwhile, melt the butter or margarine in a large saucepan. Add the flour and whisk until smooth. Cook for about 2 minutes to cook off the flour taste… make sure the butter doesn’t scorch…whisk constantly… if needed turn the heat down.
Add the milk slowly while whisking… whisk until smooth and sauce begins to thicken.
Add the shredded cheese and whisk until the cheese is completely melted and incorporated. Remove from the heat.
Dump the cooked macaroni into the pot with the cheese sauce and add the sliced kielbasa, mix completely.
Lightly spray 9 x 13 baking dish with cooking oil spray.
Pour the macaroni mixture into the dish and bake for 30 minutes or until bubbly and the top is begins to brown.