Sausage Macaroni Skillet Recipe

A hearty main dish featuring smoked sausage and macaroni in a creamy cheddar broccoli sauce.
  • Ready in: 30 minutes
  • Prep time: 5 minutes
  • Chill/Cook time: 25 minutes
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  • Servings: 6 servings OR 4 servings + 2 leftover servings

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  • 1 (14 ounce) package smoked sausage ring, sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 3 cups hot water
  • 2 cups 2% milk, warmed
  • 2 cups elbow macaroni
  • 1 package Cheddar Broccoli Soup Mix

cooking methods

  • Stovetop
  • Simmer


  1. In large skillet over medium-high heat, sauté sausage and peppers until lightly browned.
  2. Add remaining ingredients; bring to a simmer. Reduce heat, cover and simmer 10 minutes.
  3. Remove cover. Continue simmering 4-6 minutes or until pasta is tender and sauce is desired consistency. Salt and pepper as desired.

Makes 6 servings OR 4 servings + 2 leftover servings.

Serve with Rustic Wedge Salad.

For leftovers remix Sausage & Potato Soup recipe: Place 2 cups of macaroni skillet in a storage container. Refrigerate up to 2 days.

Make ahead & freeze: Place sausage & peppers in a quart freezer bag. Place macaroni in a quart freezer bag. Place both bags and unopened Cheddar Broccoli Soup Mix in a gallon freezer bag. Seal well, label and freeze. Thaw completely. Continue with step 1.

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from New favorite mac n cheese! My family loved this! It reminds me of a hamburger helper as it is super easy to make and tastes great! We've made this several times now and have no complaints!
Date published: 2017-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everyone loved this! The whole famly gave this dish a thumb's up! From my 4 year old grandson to my picky son-in-law.....we all loved the combination of sausage and cheesy macaroni!
Date published: 2017-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Variation to Mac & Cheese! I added some spinach to the recipe as well. I will be making this one again!
Date published: 2016-12-12
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