Mac and Cheese

Instructions

What To Do

1.    Heat a large nonstick saucepan over medium-high heat. Add butter, sausage and vegetables to pan. Sauté 4 minutes or until sausage has browned. Take pan off heat and set aside. Combine cream and flour in a small bowl. Stir well with a whisk. Add cream mixture to pan and bring to a boil stirring constantly. Reduce heat to medium.

2.   Add cheeses and cook for 3 minutes or until cheeses have melted. Stir in pasta and garnish with parsley, if desired. Serve immediately.

Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 cups hot sausages, diced
  • 3 tablespoons yellow onion, small diced
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1 ¼ cups heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • ½ cup smoked Gouda cheese, shredded
  • 1/3 cup Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  • 2 cups penne macaroni, cooked al dente
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons Italian parsley, chopped (optional)
Instructions

WHAT TO DO

  1. Heat a large nonstick pot over medium-high heat. Add butter and onion. Sauté until soft, 2-3 minutes. Add garlic and smoked shrimp and cook until shrimp become pinkish. Remove shrimp, set aside.
  2. Add flour to pot whisk well. Add cream and bring to a boil stirring constantly. Reduce heat to medium.
  3. Stir in cheeses gradually, cook 3 minutes or until cheeses melt, stir constantly.  Add pasta and shrimp to pot and stir until thoroughly incorporated. Garnish with tomato and parsley, if desired. Serve immediately.

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Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons yellow onion, small diced
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 2 cups medium smoked or grilled shrimp, tail off
  • 1 ¼ cups heavy cream
  • ¾ cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • ½ cup smoked Gouda cheese, shredded
  • 1/3 cup Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  • ½ cup elbow macaroni or desired pasta, ready cooked
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 tomato, sliced for garnish
  • 1 tablespoons Italian parsley, chopped
The Back Story

Hot Sausage Macaroni & Cheese

What You Need

1 tablespoon unsalted butter

2 cups hot sausages, diced

3 tablespoons yellow onion, small diced

1 tablespoon garlic, minced

1 ¼ cups heavy cream

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

¾ cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded

½ cup smoked Gouda cheese, shredded

1/3 cup Monterey Jack cheese, shredded

2 cups penne macaroni, cooked al dente

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

2 tablespoons Italian parsley, chopped (optional)

 

What To Do

1.    Heat a large nonstick saucepan over medium-high heat. Add butter, sausage and vegetables to pan. Sauté 4 minutes or until sausage has browned. Take pan off heat and set aside. Combine cream and flour in a small bowl. Stir well with a whisk. Add cream mixture to pan and bring to a boil stirring constantly. Reduce heat to medium.

2.   Add cheeses and cook for 3 minutes or until cheeses have melted. Stir in pasta and garnish with parsley, if desired. Serve immediately.

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Chef Jeff Henderson | @Chefjefflive

Chef Jeff Henderson rose from humble beginnings in South Central Los Angeles to become the first African-American executive chef at the Bellagio Hotel. He has gone on to become a successful TV host with a cable show on the Food Network, a nationally syndicated series called, Family Style with Chef Jeff and the host of Flip My Food. When he isn’t cooking on TV he’s a highly sought-after motivational speaker, sharing the secrets of realizing your potential at... (full profile)

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