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One-Pot Cajun Chicken and Sausage Mac and Cheese

one-pot cajun chicken and sausage mac and cheese Entree Cajun
One-Pot Cajun Chicken and Sausage Mac and Cheese
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Servings 4

This grown-up version of mac and cheese is not for the faint of heart; it’s loaded with andouille sausage and Cajun seasoning for a spicy kick, but still includes a ridiculous amount of creamy cheese. Plus it can be made in one pot so you don’t even have to do the dishes afterward. How’s that for adulting? MORE+ LESS-

November 5, 2018
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Ingredients

1
tablespoon butter
1/2
cup Progresso™ plain panko crispy bread crumbs
2
teaspoons Cajun seasoning
8
oz andouille sausage, cut into 1/2-inch slices
12
oz uncooked farfalle pasta (4 cups)
2 1/2
cups water
1
can (12 oz) evaporated milk
3
cups shredded Cheddar cheese (12 oz)
2
tablespoons hot sauce
2
cups shredded cooked chicken
1/2
cup sliced green onions

Steps

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  • 1
    In 8-inch skillet, heat butter over medium heat. Add bread crumbs; stir to coat. Cook and stir about 3 minutes or until lightly browned. Add 1/2 teaspoon of the Cajun seasoning; set aside.
  • 2
    In 4-quart saucepan, cook sausage over medium-high heat 2 to 3 minutes, stirring frequently, until no longer pink. Transfer sausage to bowl.
  • 3
    Place pasta in same saucepan. Add water; cook over medium-high heat 6 to 8 minutes, stirring frequently, until water is almost completely absorbed and pasta is al dente. Add milk and remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning; heat to boiling. Add cheese. Reduce heat to low; cook 1 to 2 minutes, stirring constantly, until cheese is melted and liquid has reduced to a creamy sauce. Stir in sausage, hot sauce, chicken and green onions; cook until heated through. Top with browned bread crumbs; garnish with additional sliced green onions, if desired.

Expert Tips

  • Andouille is a spicy smoked pork sausage mostly used in Creole and Cajun dishes.
  • Cajun seasoning is a blend of several spices, including paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, cayenne, dried thyme, salt and pepper.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
1210
Calories from Fat
550
% Daily Value
Total Fat
61g
94%
Saturated Fat
29g
143%
Trans Fat
1 1/2g
Cholesterol
225mg
75%
Sodium
1670mg
70%
Potassium
830mg
24%
Total Carbohydrate
95g
32%
Dietary Fiber
4g
18%
Sugars
12g
Protein
70g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
30%
30%
Vitamin C
8%
8%
Calcium
90%
90%
Iron
30%
30%
Exchanges:
5 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 1 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 3 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 3 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 4 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
6
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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