The combination of macaroni, cheese, little smokies, and carrots is awesome--my kids will even eat this, and that is saying something!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Fill a large pot with lightly salted water, bring to a boil, and stir in the macaroni. Return to a boil and cook the pasta uncovered, stirring occasionally, until cooked through but still firm to the bite, about 8 minutes. Drain well.

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  • Whisk together the soup, milk, and onion flakes in a large saucepan over medium-low heat. Bring to a simmer, and stir in the sausage links, cheese, and carrots. Bring the mixture back to a boil, stirring frequently, until the cheese has melted and the mixture is bubbling.

  • Stir in the hot cooked macaroni, and serve.

Nutrition Facts

530 calories; protein 21.2g 42% DV; carbohydrates 52g 17% DV; fat 25.8g 40% DV; cholesterol 62.3mg 21% DV; sodium 1218.3mg 49% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/18/2009
This was very good. I didn't have frozen carrots so I used canned and it still turned out fine. I also added a dash of garlic and onion powder in place of the minced onion. This dish made a lot so make sure you have a few mouths to feed if you make this next time I'll half the recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/22/2012
My son loved it so I think that's a plus but the grease from the cheese and lil smokies was extremely over powering for me Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/17/2009
This was very good. I didn't have frozen carrots so I used canned and it still turned out fine. I also added a dash of garlic and onion powder in place of the minced onion. This dish made a lot so make sure you have a few mouths to feed if you make this next time I'll half the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/16/2009
The onion was a littel bit much. I would use garlic powder instead in a smaller quantity. My children LOVED this...even the super-picky 8-year old! I will make it again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/23/2011
It was good. My mom always made homemade mac 'n cheese with just velveeta butter and milk but I never liked it. Nowadays if I make it homemade I use various cheeses (cojack cheddar etc.). This was really good though. I had fresh carrots that I boiled for a bit before putting it in the cheese mixture. I used onion powder and garlic powder rather than flakes which I don't have anyways. I added some of the carrot water to the cheese mixture. I used cheddar extra sharp cheddar and generic velveeta. After two of us eating this (technically 3 I guess since I'm prego) there was A LOT leftover. I'm a VERY pick 23-year old and wasn't sure about the carrot thing. I'm glad I tried it. This is a keeper. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/22/2010
This was very easy & my kids really enjoyed it! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/19/2011
Creative use of mac and cheese thanks! I took a shortcut and used a boxed mix of mac and cheese so I modified the directions a bit. I boiled the noodles and carrots together & drained and then put the onion (and garlic--had to add that) and little smokies in with the mix from the box and the milk and butter fried that for a minute then mixed it all together. It worked just fine. I do prefer homemade mac and cheese but when you have 20 boxes of the storebought it's hard to justify making it from scratch until the boxes are gone! I like the add ins to normal mac and cheese. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/22/2012
My son loved it so I think that's a plus but the grease from the cheese and lil smokies was extremely over powering for me Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/10/2013
Instead of processed cheese I like to used shredded sharp cheddar instead. I also like to add a little hot sauce. If you don't have Lil' Smokies this is just as good with sliced all beef hot dogs. My kids inhale this whenever I make it--I don't usually make it for the grownups this is usually best made when you've got kids over for a sleepover. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/30/2012
My kids love mac and cheese and little smokies so I thought this would be the perfect recipe to sneak in a veggie! They loved it so much they didn't even mind the carrots! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/22/2014
I halved the recipe but used the whole package of lil smokies. Sour cream mixed frozen veggies in place of milk and carrots and some ground mustard. It looked a little juvenile when I put it on the table but my husband loved it. Who knew? Read More