Cajun Mac & Cheese

Cajun Mac & Cheese
Cajun Mac & Cheese

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • 12

    oz. wagon wheel pasta

  • 2

    tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 6

    oz. turkey sausage - diced

  • 2

    bunches green onion, thinly sliced

  • 1

    bell pepper- chopped

  • 1

    tablespoon Cajun spice blend

  • 2

    tablespoons all purpose flour

  • 2

    cups 2% milk

  • 8

    oz. sharp cheddar cheese - cut into cubes

Directions

Cook pasta according to package directions reserving 1 cup of the cooking water. Drain. Meanwhile, combine the olive oil & sausage in a large skillet over high heat & cook, stirring, until the sausage starts to brown, about 2 minutes. Stir in the scallions & bell pepper & cook until the veggies are slightly soft, about 3 more minutes. Add the Cajun spice & flour, cook, stirring, 2 more minutes. Gradually whisk in the milk & continue whisking until the sauce is thick & smooth, about 5 minutes. Add the pasta, cheese & reserved cooking water to the skillet. Reduce heat to medium-low & cook, tossing to coat the pasta in the sauce & melt the cheese, about 1 minute.

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