My version of my grandmother's layered elbow, smoked sausage, stewed tomato, and cheese casserole.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
50 mins
additional:
15 mins
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 9x13-inch casserole
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Butter a 9x13-inch baking dish and oil with 1 teaspoon olive oil.

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook elbow macaroni in the boiling water, stirring occasionally, until cooked through but firm to the bite, 8 minutes. Drain.

  • Stir sausage, tomatoes and reserved juice, onion, Cheddar cheese, Monterey Jack cheese, 2 teaspoons olive oil, parsley, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and ground black pepper together in a large bowl. Add elbow macaroni and stir. Pour macaroni mixture into prepared baking dish, sprinkle with American cheese, and cover with aluminum foil.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Remove aluminum foil from baking dish, increase heat to 425, and bake until sauce is bubbly, and the top is golden brown, about 15 minutes. Cool for 15 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

359 calories; protein 16g 32% DV; carbohydrates 26.4g 9% DV; fat 21.1g 32% DV; cholesterol 53mg 18% DV; sodium 914.8mg 37% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (22)

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Rating: 5 stars
08/18/2015
I was out of cheese so I used cream cheese parmesan and bread crumbs for the topping Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/12/2018
The only reason that I'm giving this 3 starts is because of the time. My son cut the potatoes as small as hashbrowns and they were still firm. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
08/18/2015
I was out of cheese so I used cream cheese parmesan and bread crumbs for the topping Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2015
What more can you ask for than yummy and easy comfort food? I made no changes to the recipe and it was delicious. It did come out slightly dry so next time I will add more cheddar and Monterrey Jack to the mix. #MyAllrecipes #AllrecipesFaceless Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2015
it was good.. I added Cajun seasoning to give it a little more spice.:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2015
So delicious and simple! I only used sharp cheddar cheese cause that's what I had and it came out perfectly. Definitely added to my staple of dishes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2014
This dish was very easy to make and tasted delicious! I prepared this casserole for dinner yesterday because I already had the basic ingredients in the pantry and frig. I had to make a few minor changes only because I did not have the exact ingredients. I substituted Johnsonville Beddar with Cheddar smoked pork sausage for the beef sausage medium cheddar cheese for the sharp cheddar cheese and basil garlic oregano pre-seasoned stewed tomatoes for the regular stewed tomatoes. This recipe is definitely a keeper and a new favorite! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2016
I followed the recipe exactly and it was delicious! Thank you so much for sharing with us! I'm not normally a big fan of smoked sausage but this was so tasty that I couldn't stop eating it. Definitely a new favorite in our house! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2016
Loved this! I made it for a large family dinner. I used regular petite diced tomatoes and the cheese I had on hand. Delicious! Will make again! Thanks for this yummy recipe?? Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/25/2015
Made this with a few changes - I know I know! I cut the number of servings to 4 for just hubby and I. Since we don't care for the mild cheeses I used sharp cheddar with a some Parmesan. I used fire-roasted diced tomatoes instead of the regular stewed because that's what I had and use most of the time. I added some chopped green pepper and 8 oz of smoked turkey sausage sliced and cut in half instead of 5 oz. Wanted more meat in it. Had to leave out the onions as I can't eat them. It came out very yummy! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/11/2018
The only reason that I'm giving this 3 starts is because of the time. My son cut the potatoes as small as hashbrowns and they were still firm. Read More