Beer-Cheese Mac and Sausages

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  • 20 min prep time
  • 60 min total time
  • 12 ingredients
  • 8 servings

Ingredients

1
package (7 oz) elbow macaroni (2 cups)
3
tablespoons butter
1/4
cup finely chopped onion
3
tablespoons all-purpose flour
2
cups half-and-half
1
teaspoon ground mustard
1/2
teaspoon red pepper sauce
1/4
teaspoon salt
1
cup beer or non-alcoholic beer
2
cups shredded marble jack cheese (8 oz)
1
package (1 lb) cocktail-size fully cooked smoked sausages
2
cups popped microwave popcorn

Directions

  1. 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 2 1/2-quart casserole with cooking spray. Cook and drain macaroni as directed on package using minimum cook time. Rinse and return to saucepan.
  2. 2 While macaroni is cooking, in 3-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Cook and stir onion in butter 2 to 3 minutes or until softened. Stir in flour; cook and stir 1 minute. Gradually stir in half-and-half, mustard, pepper sauce and salt; heat until thickened and bubbly, stirring constantly, about 5 minutes. Stir in beer. Remove from heat; let stand 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in cheese until melted. Add sausages to cooked macaroni. Stir in cheese sauce. Spoon macaroni mixture into casserole.
  3. 3 Bake 30 to 40 minutes or until bubbly and top begins to brown. Top with popcorn just before serving.

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