Skillet Sausage Mac and Cheese

It was a very cold few days here in Indianapolis. Not ‘brrrr’ cold but ‘brrr brrr’ cold, and that’s cold. That meant time for a good ole pot of stick-to-your-ribs comfort food. Time for some skillet sausage mac and cheese. Easy to make, a bowl of this will warm you to your cockles. I’m not sure what those are, but they’ll be warm! This makes a good-sized batch, perfect for lunches or dinner. Or both.

Skillet Sausage Mac and Cheese

When I make this skillet sausage mac and cheese again (and it’ll be soon, because winters here are long) I might use ground Italian sausage instead. Or I might add a good pinch or two of red pepper flake for a bit of kick. I might even use a different pasta. Not matter what I do, though, it’ll still be a great dish.

Also try my pepperoni pizza mac and cheese.

Skillet Sausage Mac and Cheese
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Skillet Sausage Mac and Cheese

Substitute ground Italian sausage for a nice twist!
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword mac and cheese, macaroni and cheese, skillet
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 435kcal


  • 1 pound pork sausage I used spicy
  • 2 green bell peppers diced
  • 8 ounces elbow macaroni
  • 18 ounces marinara sauce
  • 18 ounces water plus maybe more
  • cup half and half
  • cup Mozzarella cheese shredded


  • Crumble the sausage into a large skillet over medium heat. Cook until browned, breaking up any chunks as they cook.
  • Drain off any fat. Add the peppers, macaroni, sauce and water.
  • Stir and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer and cover. Cook for 20 minutes until the pasta is tender, stirring often. Add more water if needed.
  • Stir in the half and half and top with the cheese.
  • Cover and remove from heat and let sit for 5 minutes or until the cheese has melted.


Calories: 435kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 979mg | Potassium: 645mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 661IU | Vitamin C: 38mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutritional values are approximate.