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Roasted Red Pepper Sausage Skillet Mac 'n' Cheese

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 -8 servings
Calories 361kcal


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1 12 oz jar roasted red peppers, pureed in food processor until smooth
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 12 oz cooked rotini pasta
  • 4 chicken sausages sliced thin
  • Minced fresh basil for topping


  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt butter then whisk in flour until smooth. Slowly add milk, whisking constantly until smooth. Whisk in half-and-half, pureed roasted red peppers, and mustard. Bring sauce to a simmer over medium-high heat until bubbly and slightly thickened.
  • Remove sauce from heat and whisk in cheese and salt and pepper to taste. Stir in cooked pasta and chicken sausage slices. Return mac 'n' cheese to medium heat and stir occasionally until heated through. Garnish mac 'n' cheese with fresh basil and serve immediately. Enjoy!


Serving: 1g | Calories: 361kcal | Carbohydrates: 31.8g | Protein: 18.1g | Fat: 18.3g | Saturated Fat: 9.5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8.8g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 472mg | Fiber: 0.9g | Sugar: 3.4g