Creole Macaroni and Cheese


Use the best aged cheeses you can find. Any andouille sausage will work, but do not substitute. Just leave it out if you can't find any.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
8 servings


  • 1 (8 ounce) package elbow macaroni

  • 1 cup andouille sausage, diced

  • 4 tablespoons butter

  • ¾ cup bread crumbs

  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 2 stalks celery, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon paprika

  • ½ teaspoon prepared mustard

  • 1 ½ cups milk

  • 1 cup grated Gruyere cheese

  • 1 ½ cups shredded Cheddar cheese

  • kosher salt to taste

  • black pepper to taste


  1. Cook macaroni in a large pot of boiling water until al dente. Drain.

  2. In a small pan, cook the andouille sausage over medium heat until done. Set aside. In the same pan, melt 1 tablespoon butter over medium heat. Add bread crumbs, and stir to coat. Cool, and then mix in Parmesan. Set aside.

  3. In a medium saucepan, melt 1 tablespoon butter. Saute onions and celery until translucent. Transfer to a bowl.

  4. In the same saucepan, melt 1 tablespoon butter over medium heat. Whisk in the flour, to make a white roux. Try not to let the roux brown at all, it should be white. Mix in paprika and mustard, then stir in milk. Bring to boil over medium heat, then add Gruyere and Cheddar cheeses. Simmer, stirring often, until thick enough to coat the back of a spoon, about 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  5. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Butter a 9x13 in pan, or similar sized casserole dish. Transfer cooked macaroni to the dish, and toss in the andouille sausage and sauteed vegetables. Stir in the cheese mixture. Sprinkle the breadcrumb and Parmesan mixture evenly over the top.

  6. Bake for 20 minutes, or until crust turns golden brown.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

481 Calories
29g Fat
34g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 481
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g 37%
Saturated Fat 15g 76%
Cholesterol 77mg 26%
Sodium 656mg 29%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 2mg 8%
Calcium 435mg 33%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 292mg 6%

* 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.

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