Emeril's Sausage Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

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Emeril's Sausage Macaroni and Cheese
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  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Butter a large casserole dish with 1 tablespoon of the butter and set aside.
  3. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  4. Add the macaroni and cook until al dente, about 10 minutes.
  5. Drain in a colander and rinse under cold running water.
  6. Drain well.
  7. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook the sausage, stirring, until browned and the fat is rendered.
  8. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.
  9. Pour off all but 1 tablespoon of fat from the pan.
  10. Add the onions, bell peppers, and 1 teaspoon of the Essence, and cook, stirring, over medium-high heat until soft, about 3 minutes.
  11. Add the garlic and anise seeds, and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
  12. Remove from the heat.
  13. Melt the butter in a large, heavy saucepan over medium heat.
  14. Add the flour, and stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, cook over medium heat until thick, 3 to 4 minutes, being careful not to let the flour brown.
  15. Using a whisk, add the milk in a steady stream and cook, whisking constantly, until thick and smooth, 4 to 5 minutes.
  16. Remove from the heat.
  17. Add the salt, pepper, cayenne, and 2 cups of the cheese, and stir well.
  18. Add the noodles, cooked sausage and vegetables, and stir well to combine.
  19. Pour into the prepared baking dish.
  20. In a mixing bowl, combine the remaining 1 cup of cheese with the breadcrumbs and remaining 2 teaspoons of Essence.
  21. Sprinkle over the macaroni and bake until golden brown and bubbly, about 25 minutes.
  22. Remove from the oven and let rest for 5 minutes before serving.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 786.38 Kcal (3292 kJ)
Calories from fat 483.33 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 53.7g 83%
Cholesterol 142.28mg 47%
Sodium 1216.17mg 51%
Potassium 531.41mg 11%
Total Carbs 49.49g 16%
Sugars 8.27g 33%
Dietary Fiber 2.25g 9%
Protein 26.52g 53%
Vitamin C 17.5mg 29%
Vitamin A 1.1mg 36%
Iron 9mg 50%
Calcium 317.3mg 32%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 208.56 Kcal (873 kJ)
Calories from fat 128.18 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14.24g 83%
Cholesterol 37.73mg 47%
Sodium 322.54mg 51%
Potassium 140.93mg 11%
Total Carbs 13.12g 16%
Sugars 2.19g 33%
Dietary Fiber 0.6g 9%
Protein 7.03g 53%
Vitamin C 4.6mg 29%
Vitamin A 0.3mg 36%
Iron 2.4mg 50%
Calcium 84.2mg 32%

* 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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Weightwatchers Points

  • 19.8
  • 21

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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