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Cajun Mac & Cheese

Quick and Easy homemade Mac & Cheese with a spicy Cajun twist!

Prep
Cook
Serves 4people
Ingredients
kosher salt
12
oz wagon-wheel pasta or Wacky Mac
2
tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
6
oz andouille sausage, diced
2
bunch scallions, thinly sliced
1
bell pepper (red or green), chopped
1
tbsp Cajun spice blend
2
tbsp all-purpose flour
2
cups whole milk
8
oz sharp cheddar cheese, cut into small cubes
Directions
1.
Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook until al dente, about 1 minute less than the label directs. Reserve 1 cup of the cooking water, then drain the pasta.
2.
Meanwhile, combine the olive oil and sausage in a large skillet over high heat and cook, stirring, until the sausage starts to brown, about 2 minutes. Stir in the scallions and bell pepper and cook until the vegetables are slightly soft, about 3 more minutes. Add the Cajun spice and flour and cook, stirring, 2 more minutes. Gradually whisk in the milk and continue whisking until the sauce is thick and smooth, about 5 more minutes.
3.
Add the pasta, cheese and reserved cooking water to the skillet. Reduce the heat to medium low and cook, tossing to coat the pasta in the sauce and melt the cheese, about 1 minute.

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