Easy Italian Mac and Cheese

Betty Crocker® mac & cheese with a twist--the addition of Italian sausage and fire-roasted tomatoes--makes this mac & cheese extra special!

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

1
box (7 oz) Betty Crocker™ mac & cheese original
Margarine and milk called for on mac & cheese box
1/2
lb Italian turkey sausage
1
can (14.5 oz ) fire-roasted diced tomatoes, drained
1/4
cup Progresso™ Italian style panko crispy bread crumbs

  • 1 Make mac & cheese as directed on box.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 10-inch skillet, cook and stir sausage over medium-high heat about 5 minutes or until no longer pink; drain.
  • 3 Stir cooked sausage and tomatoes into mac & cheese. Cook about 1 minute or until hot. Top with bread crumbs. Serve hot.

Expert Tips

Save and freeze the juice from the tomatoes to add to your next soup or chili.

The fire-roasted tomatoes add a nice rich flavor to the mac & cheese, but if they are not available, regular diced tomatoes will work fine.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
450
(
Calories from Fat
180),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
20g
20%
(Saturated Fat
3 1/2g,
3 1/2%
Trans Fat
2 1/2g
2 1/2%
),
Cholesterol
55mg
55%;
Sodium
1100mg
1100%;
Total Carbohydrate
46g
46%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
0g
0%
),
Protein
21g
21%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.