Pizza Mac and Cheese
Enjoy this cheesy pasta casserole made using pork sausage and pepperoni - perfect for dinner.
1 hr 5 min
cups uncooked elbow macaroni (16 oz)
lb bulk mild or spicy pork sausage
large green bell pepper, chopped
large onion, chopped (1 cup)
cup butter or margarine
cup all-purpose flour
teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
cups shredded white Cheddar cheese (16 oz)
cups shredded mozzarella cheese (6 oz)
cup grated Parmesan cheese
slices pepperoni (from 3-oz package)
Small fresh basil leaves, if desired
Heat oven to 425°F. Spray 3-quart casserole with cooking spray. Cook and drain macaroni as directed on package. In 12-inch nonstick skillet, cook sausage over medium-high heat until no longer pink; drain. In same skillet, cook bell pepper and onion 5 minutes or until crisp-tender.
In 4-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat. Stir in flour, salt and 1/2 teaspoon of the pepper flakes. Cook and stir until smooth. Gradually add milk and water, stirring constantly until thickened. Gradually add Cheddar cheese; stir until melted. Add macaroni, sausage and onion mixture; toss to coat. Spoon into casserole. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Bake uncovered 30 minutes or until bubbly. Top with Parmesan cheese, pepperoni and remaining 1 teaspoon pepper flakes. Bake 2 to 4 minutes longer, or until lightly browned. Garnish with basil.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
% Daily Value
% Daily Value*:
2 Starch; 1/2 Vegetable; 2 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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