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Mac and Cheese Shells with Sausage

 87 Ratings
12 Comments
  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 4

Make mac 'n cheese that's not only ready in 30 minutes, it has a veggie and meat, too!

Ingredients

3
cups Progresso™ reduced-sodium chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
2
cups uncooked small pasta shells (8 oz)
1 1/2
cups Green Giant™ SELECT® frozen baby sweet peas
1/2
lb smoked sausage, cut in half lengthwise, then cut into 1/2-inch pieces
2
cups shredded American-Cheddar cheese blend (8 oz)
3
tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, if desired

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  • 1 In 3-quart saucepan, heat broth to boiling over medium-high heat. Add pasta shells; heat to boiling. Boil 6 minutes; do not drain. Reduce heat. Stir in peas and sausage. Cover; simmer 3 to 5 minutes or until shells are tender. Remove from heat.
  • 2 Add shredded cheese; toss gently until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

Expert Tips

The American cheese makes this dish smooth and creamy, while the Cheddar adds loads of flavor.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving (1 1/2 cups)
Calories
740
(
Calories from Fat
340),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
37g
37%
(Saturated Fat
19g,
19%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
90mg
90%;
Sodium
1450mg
1450%;
Total Carbohydrate
66g
66%
(Dietary Fiber
5g
5%
  Sugars
7g
7%
),
Protein
35g
35%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
30%;
Vitamin C
4%;
Calcium
35%;
Iron
25%;
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 3 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
4 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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