Pumpkin & Sage Mac and Cheese
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Serves: 6
 
This mac and cheese will satisfy the whole family! The pumpkin adds moisture and an earthy flavor to the easy dinner recipe.
Ingredients
  • 1 stick butter
  • 4 sage leaves
  • 4 links sweet apple chicken sausage, sliced
  • 2 boxes Kraft Macaroni and Cheese Dinner
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon minced sage
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • ½ cup pumpkin puree
  • 1½ cup shredded white cheddar
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Melt butter over medium-low heat. Add sage leaves to butter and continue to melt and cook until butter solids have browned. Once brown transfer immediately to a heat-proof bowl.
  3. Add sausage into skillet and cook over medium-high heat until sausage slices have browned, set aside.
  4. Prepare Kraft Mac and Cheese according to package directions using brown butter instead of margarine. Add minced sage, garlic powder, pumpkin puree and ½ cup of cheese. Continue to heat over medium-high heat until well combined and creamy. Stir in browned sausage sliced.
  5. Spray a 2.5-quart baking pan with non-stick spray. Pour mac and cheese in baking pan, spread evenly in pan. Top mac and cheese with remaining cheese. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes our until cheese is melted. Serve garnished with minced sage.
Recipe by The Noshery at https://thenoshery.com/easy-pumpkin-sage-mac-and-cheese/