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Farmer Sausage Mac & Cheese

Recipe courtesy of Prairie Smoke and Spice


  • 1 lb elbow macaroni
  • 4 tbsp butter divided
  • ½ coil Johnston's Farmer Sausage cut into 1/4 cubes
  • ¼ cup all purpose flour
  • 1 small cooking onion minced
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 1 tsp dry mustard
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ground white pepper
  • 3 tsp hot sauce
  • 1 cup shredded monterey jack cheese
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • ¾ cup panko bread crumbs


  • Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Bring a large pot of generously salted water to a boil.
  • Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until firm, then drain.
  • In a large sauce pan over medium heat, melt 2 tablespoons of butter. Whisk in flour and cook, stirring to make a roux.
  • Adding just a little at a time, whisk in the milk, mustard, salt, pepper & your hot sauce.
  • Boil 1 minute, then remove from heat and whisk in the cheeses until smooth.
  • Stir in cooked pasta & the sausage cubes and pour into shallow 2 quart baking dish.
  • Melt remaining 2 tablespoons of butter. Stir in the bread crumbs with a little salt and pepper. Sprinkle over the macaroni mixture.
  • Bake 30 minutes until bubble and golden. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

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