Sure, there are a million mac and cheese recipes out there, all fantastic as mac and cheese is a classic. However, it’s the blend of gruyere and cheddar cheese with the addition of sage sausage that make this recipe unlike the rest. Sage anyone? This potent herb happens to be a memory enhancer! As well as the only heathy part of this recipe. The saying “wise sage” is so for a reason. Incorporate more sage into your diet (great in soups, meats, with greens) assist your brain, among many other benefits.
This is how I justify my love for mac and cheese, I add sage- so now it’s brain food. Truth: mac and cheese is not healthy (Shocker, I know). Yet, it’s mac and cheese! So creamy and comforting. I welcome any excuse to cease this indulgence. In moderation- of course.
Mac and Cheese with Sage Sausage
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 12-15 min
Ingredients (4 Servings)
- 1/2 lb Macaroni pasta
- 3 Tbsp chopped sage
- 1 Large pork sausage
- 4 Tbsp butter (1/4 cup.)
- 2 1/4 Tbsp flour
- 1/2 Cup milk/half and half
- 1/3 Cup grated gruyere cheese
- 1/3 Cup grated cheddar cheese
- Topped with breadcrumbs
Bring a pot with about 5 cups water (or more) to a boil
Add 1 Tbsp salt to water to flavor pasta and boil water faster
Once water is boiled add pasta
Turn down heat slightly
Cover pot, cook till texture is to your liking. Around 5-10 min, depending on freshness
Cheese and Sage Sausage Sauce
In a pan add: sausage, sage, butter
Cook till sausage is browned
Add in flour to make a roux
Slowly pour in milk, stir/whisk
Once somewhat thick add in cheese.
Whisk till all melted.
Strain pasta and fold into cheese sauce
Pour Mac and cheese into baking dish
Cover top with breadcrumbs and extra cheese
Bake on 375 for 10 min
Finish with 2 min on broil.