Easy Italian Mac and Cheese

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

Minutes

Total Time

20

Minutes

Makes

4

servings

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.
Makes 4 servings (1 cup each)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
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:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 450
    • (Calories from Fat 180),
  • Total Fat 20g
    • (Saturated Fat 3 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 2 1/2g),
  • Cholesterol 55mg;
  • Sodium 1100mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 46g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2g,
    • Sugars 0g),
  • Protein 21g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    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.