Sunday, January 29, 2012

Breakfast Macaroni & Cheese

It's a chilly morning outside - 1°F.  Hopefully this is the last of the cold weather because I'm ready for Spring. 

Breakfast Macaroni & Cheese

4 tbsp butter
4 tbsp flour
2 cups milk
2 cups medium macaroni shells
1 cup cheddar cheese, grated
1 cup Cranberry & chipotle cheese (or pepper jack)
1 cup breakfast sausage, cooked and crumbled
1 tbsp butter, melted
1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs
1/4 tsp paprika
1 dash garlic powder
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Melt 4 tbsp butter and stir in flour.  Gradually add in milk, stirring constantly.  When thickened, remove from heat and add in cheeses.

In a casserole, put cooked macaroni, cooked breakfast sausage and cheese sauce.

In a small pan, melt 1 tbsp butter.  Add in Panko bread crumbs and spices.  Top macaroni mixture.

Servings: 8

Bake at 350°F for 20 minutes