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Stovetop Sausage Mac & Cheese

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Author: [email protected]

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Sausage Jimmy Dean Roll
  • 4 cups Macaroni dried
  • 1 Egg Beaten
  • 1/4 cup Butter
  • 1/4 cup All-purpose Flour
  • 2-1/2 cups Whole Milk
  • 2 teaspoons Dry Mustard More If Desired
  • 1 pound Cheese Grated (Cheddar/Monterey Jack Blend)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt More To Taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon Seasoned Salt More To Taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
  • Optional Spices: Cayenne Pepper Paprika, Thyme

Instructions

  • Cook macaroni until very firm. Macaroni should be too firm to eat right out of the pot. Drain.
  • While macaroni is cooking brown ground beef in a skillet over medium heat. Cool and strain.
  • In a small bowl, beat egg.
  • In a large pot, melt butter and sprinkle in flour. Whisk together over medium-low heat. Cook mixture for five minutes, whisking constantly. Don’t let it burn.
  • Pour in milk, add mustard, and whisk until smooth. Cook for five minutes until very thick. Reduce heat to low.
  • Take 1/4 cup of the sauce and slowly pour it into beaten egg, whisking constantly to avoid cooking eggs. Whisk together till smooth.
  • Pour egg mixture into sauce, whisking constantly. Stir until smooth.
  • Add in cheese and stir to melt.
  • Add salt and pepper. Taste sauce and add more salt and seasoned salt as needed! DO NOT UNDERSALT.
  • Pour in drained, cooked macaroni & cooked sausage and stir to combine.
  • Serve immediately (very creamy) or pour into a buttered baking dish, top with extra cheese, and bake for 20 to 25 minutes at 350 degrees F or until bubbly and golden on top.