Your favorite as a kid just got a deliciously tasty upgrade! Perfect for weeknight suppers or weekend dinner parties.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
5
Yield:
5 servings
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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain.

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  • Mix panko, parsley, and olive oil together in a bowl.

  • Meanwhile, in another saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.

  • Stir in flour until smooth; gradually whisk in milk.

  • Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.

  • Add cheese; cook and stir until melted.

  • Stir in macaroni and sausage.

  • Spread panko mixture on top and bake at 350 degrees F for 25 minutes.

  • Enjoy.

Nutrition Facts

570 calories; protein 23.3g; carbohydrates 40.3g; fat 37.8g; cholesterol 85.9mg; sodium 1229mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (13)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/03/2016
Although some cooks put down processed cheese it has it's place in the homey gooey good category! I can't wait to make this recipe! Splurge we don't use it that often. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
09/26/2016
This was a total hit! I used Jonesville "hot" sausage and I doubled the recipe - my crew loves spicy and it was just enough but not too much. Served it with a crisp salad and fresh warm applesauce made from apples from the farm stand. The spicy crisp and sweet was the perfect trio. Love this recipe. Will be a staple now! Won't be any leftovers either! Read More
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20 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2016
Although some cooks put down processed cheese it has it's place in the homey gooey good category! I can't wait to make this recipe! Splurge we don't use it that often. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
09/03/2016
I'm trying this on my next mac & cheese extravaganza! Adding anything from Johnsonville has got to kick it up a notch. And I have "nooooooo" problem with processed cheese of any kind often using various flavors of it along with natural cheeses. Not only for mac but many other dishes too. Good idea on the sausage! Thanks. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/21/2016
Made this last night for dinner. I halved the recipe since my boys don't tend to eat a lot & I wasn't sure how it would turn out. I liked the flavors but it seemed too dry to me. I may have gone too heavy with the bread crumbs on top but it also didn't seem creamy/cheesy enough. Next time I'll either add a bit more cheese or maybe some cream or more milk to the mixture. It was tasty tho & I'd make it again. Thx! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
09/26/2016
This was a total hit! I used Jonesville "hot" sausage and I doubled the recipe - my crew loves spicy and it was just enough but not too much. Served it with a crisp salad and fresh warm applesauce made from apples from the farm stand. The spicy crisp and sweet was the perfect trio. Love this recipe. Will be a staple now! Won't be any leftovers either! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2017
So easy and a huge hit. The first time I made this I had a little leftover great for lunch the next day right. Wrong it was gone. The next time my 10 year old daughter made it. The only change we used a little extra Italian sausage. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/19/2017
My husband and I love this dish but here's the deal... I use real extra sharp cheddar cheese and whole milk to make the cheese sauce. I mean seriously - Velveeta? Do people really eat that stuff? I used smoked beef sausage sauteed with onion and garlic and whole wheat pasta. This dish is rich and sinful but serve it along side some lightly steamed broccoli and a green salad and you will be forgiven. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/11/2018
I doubled the sauce like another reviewer suggested because I like my Mac n cheese on the creamy side and it was perfect! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2017
I wasn't sure about the spicy sausage with my kids but they loved it. I did change the cheese to our personal favorite blend "Mexican". The sausage added a nice flavor to the dish. Definitely making again. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
03/21/2017
I usually love Johnsonville recipes but unfortunately this one was a miss for us. I will say I did use Target's Mac n Cheese Blend instead of just American cheese (it did include american cheese). The sauce definitely needed doubled and it could use some seasoning and grown up flavors. The sausage also needs increased/doubled for my families taste. I used regular bread crumbs because I couldn't find gf panko like usual and reduced that mixture by half and probably could have reduced it a bit more. Read More
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