Classic Smoked Sausage Mac and Cheese


A classic made even better with the addition of Butterball Smoked Sausage, two kinds of cheese and a different shaped pasta.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
10 servings


  • 1 pound cavatappi (corkscrew) pasta, uncooked

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1 (14 ounce) package Butterball® Smoked Turkey Dinner Sausage, halved lengthwise, and cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices

  • 1 cup chopped onions

  • 3 cups prepared Alfredo sauce

  • 3 cups half and half

  • 3 cups cubed pasteurized prepared cheese product

  • 2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 serving Cooking spray

  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs

  • ¼ cup butter, melted


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

  2. Cook pasta according to package directions; rinse and drain. Set aside.

  3. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in large saucepan on medium heat. Cook and stir sausage and onions 3 to 5 minutes or until onions are tender. Stir in Alfredo sauce, and half and half. Bring to boiling, stirring constantly; reduce heat. Simmer 1 minute.

  4. Remove saucepan from heat. Stir in cheese and black pepper until cheese is melted. Stir in pasta and sausage mixture.

  5. Pour mixture into lightly sprayed 139-inch baking dish. Sprinkle evenly with combined bread crumbs and 1/4 cup melted butter. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until crumbs are golden brown and pasta mixture is hot and bubbly.


TIP: Recipe was developed using Velveeta Pasteurized Process Cheese Food.

Serve with a green salad to round out the meal.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

922 Calories
64g Fat
57g Carbs
36g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 922
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 64g 82%
Saturated Fat 33g 164%
Cholesterol 167mg 56%
Sodium 2162mg 94%
Total Carbohydrate 57g 21%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 36g
Vitamin C 2mg 10%
Calcium 592mg 46%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 387mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.