This zesty Italian twist on a childhood classic is sure to tickle your family’s taste buds. Tomatoes and basil add bursts of color and flavor to this rich and creamy Mac & Cheese with Chicken Sausage, making this dish irresistible.
- 2 cups (8 oz.) dry elbow macaroni (regular or whole wheat)
- 1 can (12 fl. oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Lowfat 2% Milk
- 2 cups (8-oz. pkg.) shredded Italian-style 4- or 5-cheese blend
- 2 links (6 oz.) fully-cooked Italian-seasoned chicken sausage, cut into 1/4-inch slices
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half
- 2 tablespoons finely sliced fresh basil leaves
PREPARE pasta according to package directions; drain.
MEANWHILE, COMBINE evaporated milk, cheese, sausage, garlic powder and
black pepper in medium saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally,
until cheese is melted. Remove from heat.
ADD pasta to cheese sauce; stir until combined. Add tomatoes and basil; stir gently until mixed in.
TIP: Different flavors of chicken sausage can be substituted.
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Made it with Gluten Free macarani and it was a HUGE hit with all 6 kids and my Dear Italian Husband!
Fantastic For Potlucks!
This recipe as all I have found here is Incredible! We really enjoyed it, I plan on taking it for our next potluck at our church! i know it will get rave reviews! I have shared this website with many people on Facebook and received great thanks! Nestle is and always will be The Very Best!
I had to use just the italian Sausage, couldn't find the chicken sausage, but it was still delicious! A Great Weeknite meal.
Italian Style Mac & cheese with chicken sausage
This is so goog.It is the Carnation milk that makes all the difference.It is so creamy,this is the taste I have been looking for.Everyone loved it.You can use any sausage that you like.Will make this over and over.
I had a meeting before I finally got home and made dinner. I tried this; it was wonderful. Easy and very flavorful.............
What, no pumpkin?
Just kidding. My daughter makes this recipe all the time, and everyone loves it. I usually leave out the tomatoes, as my husband doesn't care for them. Good stuff, although I wonder whether just a few spoonsful of pumpkin might give it an extra-rich flavor and color.