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Smoked Sausage with Homemade Macaroni and Cheese

  • Smoked Sausage with Homemade Macaroni and Cheese
    Smoked sausage is coated with a spice rub, then grilled and served with homemade macaroni and cheese.
    Prep Time: 30 minutes

    Total Time: 30 minutes

    Makes 8


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    Ingredients
    1 regular size package Eckrich® Smoked Sausage
    1 teaspoon ground black pepper
    1 teaspoon paprika
    3/4 teaspoon granulated sugar
    1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
    1/4 teaspoon celery salt
    1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
    1/8 teaspoon dry mustard
    1 regular size package dry elbow macaroni
    2 tablespoons butter
    1 pint (2 cups) heavy whipping cream
    1/4 cup finely chopped onion
    1/2 pound (8 ounces) processed American cheese, cut up
    3/4 cup (3 ounces) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
    1 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper
    Directions
    1. Combine black pepper, paprika, sugar, kosher salt, celery salt, red pepper and mustard in small bowl; set aside.
    2. Preheat grill to medium heat. Rub seasoning mixture onto sausage. Grill according to package directions until heated through, turning occasionally.
    3. Meanwhile, cook macaroni according to package directions.
    4. Melt butter in large saucepan over medium heat. Add cream and onions; mix well. Bring just to boil, stirring occasionally. Add cheese; cook until cheese is completely melted, stirring constantly with wire whisk.
    5. Drain macaroni. Add to cheese sauce; stir gently. Season with salt and black pepper. Serve with the grilled sausage.