Upgrade from classic to Cajun with this ultra-flavorful Cajun Macaroni and Cheese recipe. If you're wondering where this Cajun Macaroni and Cheese gets its kick, check out the recipe today for answers!
What You Need
Original recipe yields 6 servings
3 cups cavatappi, uncooked
2 Tbsp. butter
1 cup chopped smoked sausage (about 4 oz.)
3 Tbsp. flour
2 cups milk
1 pkg. (8 oz.) KRAFT Mozzarella & Cheddar Cheese Expertly Paired for Mac ‘n Cheese & Casseroles, divided
1-1/2 tsp. Cajun seasoning
1/4 cup panko bread crumbs
1 green onion, sliced
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Let's Make It
Heat oven to 375°F.
Cook pasta as directed on package, omitting salt.
Meanwhile, melt butter in large saucepan on medium heat. Add sausage; cook 3 to 4 min. or until lightly browned, stirring occasionally. Use slotted spoon to transfer sausage to plate; set aside. Add flour to saucepan; whisk until blended. Gradually stir in milk. Bring to boil, whisking constantly. Cook 1 to 2 min. or until thickened, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Add 1-1/2 cups cheese and Cajun seasoning; stir until cheese is completely melted and sauce is well blended.
Drain pasta. Add to cheese sauce along with the sausage; mix lightly.
Spoon into 1-1/2-qt. casserole sprayed with cooking spray; top with remaining cheese and bread crumbs.
Bake 20 min. or until macaroni and cheese is heated through and bread crumbs are golden brown.
Sprinkle with onions before serving.
Prepare using reduced-sodium smoked turkey sausage.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g
Saturated Fat 11g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 39g
Dietary Fibers 3g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
6 servings, about 1 cup each
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.