Macaroni & cheese w/ sausage, sun-dried tomat
Cheese Sausage Pasta Entrees
Last updated 6/12/2012 12:57:26 AM. Recipe ID 19972. Report a problem with this recipe.
Title: Macaroni & cheese w/ sausage, sun-dried tomat
Categories: Pasta, Entree, Eggs/cheese
Yield: 4 Servings
1/2 lb Hot Italian sausage; bulk
1/2 ts Oriental chile paste (opt)
6 Sun-dried tomatoes
1/2 lb Macaroni; cooked
2 tb Fresh basil; chopped
1/2 c Freshly-made bread crumbs
Vegetable oil cooking spray
2 tb Butter
2 tb Flour
1 1/2 c Milk; heated
1/2 c White cheddar cheese; grated
Salt and fresh ground pepper
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 1-1/2 quart casserole
with oil spray.
Cook sausage in a pan over medium-high heat. Drain off grease.
Stir in optional chile paste.
Cover tomatoes with water in a microwave-safe dish and nuke on high
until softened--about 2 minutes. Drain off liquid and mince tomatoes.
Put the cooked macaroni, sausage, tomatoes and basil into the
casserole. Pour the cheese sauce over it and mix gently with a fork.
Spread the crumbs over the cheese and spray top with vegetable oil.
Bake, uncovered, until the top is browned and the sauce is bubbling,
about 30 minutes.
CHEESE SAUCE: Melt the butter in a heavy-bottomed saucepan. Stir in
the flour and cook, stirring constantly, until bubbly but not
brown--about 2 minutes. Add the hot milk, continuing to stir as the
Bring to a boil. Add salt and pepper to taste, lower the heat and
whisk in cheese. Cook, stirring, 2 to 3 minutes more. Serves 4.
From the Denver Post Food Section 11/4/94
Formatted for MM by Pegg Seevers
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