Apple-Sausage Mac and Cheese (Food Network Kitchens) Recipe

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  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a 2 1/2 -quart baking dish. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil; add the pasta and cook until al dente, about 6 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook until soft, about 3 minutes. Add the sausage, mustard powder, cayenne and 1 teaspoon salt and cook, stirring, until the sausage is golden, about 3 minutes. Stir in the flour and cook, stirring, until lightly toasted, about 2 minutes. Stir in the apple juice and cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened slightly, about 8 more minutes.
  3. Slowly stir about three-quarters each of the monterey jack and cheddar cheese into the sauce until smooth, about 2 minutes. Remove from the heat. Stir in the pasta and sour cream. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with the crushed crackers and the remaining cheese. Bake until bubbly, 25 to 30 minutes. Let rest 10 minutes before serving.
  4. Photograph by Kang Kim
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 850.69 Kcal (3562 kJ)
Calories from fat 469.3 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 52.14g 80%
Cholesterol 150.74mg 50%
Sodium 1047.98mg 44%
Potassium 394.25mg 8%
Total Carbs 59.46g 20%
Sugars 14.57g 58%
Dietary Fiber 2.15g 9%
Protein 37.39g 75%
Vitamin C 50.2mg 84%
Vitamin A 1.2mg 41%
Iron 2.2mg 12%
Calcium 821.5mg 82%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 205.98 Kcal (862 kJ)
Calories from fat 113.63 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12.63g 80%
Cholesterol 36.5mg 50%
Sodium 253.75mg 44%
Potassium 95.46mg 8%
Total Carbs 14.4g 20%
Sugars 3.53g 58%
Dietary Fiber 0.52g 9%
Protein 9.05g 75%
Vitamin C 12.1mg 84%
Vitamin A 0.3mg 41%
Iron 0.5mg 12%
Calcium 198.9mg 82%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 20.9
  • 23

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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