Quick Mac n Cheese with Cheese and Bacon Sausages

Want to make your favourite sausages go further? Try out this delish Mac n Cheese using Hellers Cheese and Bacon Precooked Sausages for a mealtime winner!

  • 40min
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
Quick Mac n Cheese with Cheese and Bacon Sausages

INGREDIENTS

  • 225g macaroni pasta
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 2tbsp oil
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 60g butter
  • 225g cream cheese
  • 360g sour cream
  • 1.5c tasty/cheddar cheese grated
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1c panko breadcrumbs
  • 2tbsp butter melted
  • 6 Hellers Cheese and Bacon Precook Sausages roughly chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven 180C
  2. Cook the pasta per the package instructions, drain then toss in a little butter and set aside to keep warm
  3. In a medium saucepan over medium heat gently sweat the onions with the bay leaf in the oil for 8-10 mins until tender, be careful not to burn them
  4. Stir the 2 tbsp of melted butter and panko breadcrumbs together in a small bowl set aside
  5. Add the 60g butter and the cream cheese to the onions and turn the heat down to med-low. Gently melt together for a few minutes stirring, be careful not to burn it. Add the sour cream and start whisking it until it fully combines - it will seem as if it won’t come together but once you whisk it, it will. Now add the grated cheddar and stir/whisk until melted, remove from heat as soon as it is melted so it doesn’t catch on the bottom of the pot. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Fold the creamy cheese sauce through the cooked pasta in the pot and then add the chopped sausages, now pour the mix into a buttered oven dish.
  7. Sprinkle the buttery breadcrumbs over the Mac n Cheese and bake in the oven until bubbling on the sides – approx. 25-30 mins.
  8. To serve: chopped chives green salad or green vegetables
Tips: Double the recipe for bulk cooking Try using another Hellers Precooked flavour like Chunky Cheese or our Smokey Bratwurst Add frozen peas or corn to save on making a side dish of veges!