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Italian-Style Mac & Cheese with Chicken Sausage

Level
Easy
Prep
5 minutes
Cook
15 minutes
Servings
6 servings, 1 cup each
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.
KEY INGREDIENTS
Carnation
Evaporated Milk
NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Lowfat 2% Milk 12 oz
NET 12 fl oz (354 mL)
INGREDIENTS
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) dry elbow macaroni (regular or whole wheat)
  • 1 can (12 fluid ounces) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Lowfat 2% Milk
  • 2 cups (8-ounce package) shredded Italian-style 4- or 5-cheese blend
  • 2 links (6 ounces) 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
MAKE IT
Step 1
Prepare pasta according to package directions; drain.
Step 2
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.
Step 3
Add pasta to cheese sauce; stir until combined. Add tomatoes and basil; stir gently until mixed in.
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