Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Apple Mac Casserole

Here is a quick casserole that blends the great tastes of apple and onion into the old favorite of Mac & Cheese. This is another budget stretcher.

Gives a completely different take if you were expecting macaroni and cheese, you will be in for a surprise. Slave always pairs a fruit when serving something with very much cheese. You will thank slave for that latter.
  • ½ package of elbow macaroni
  • 1 12oz package sweet apple-chicken sausage, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 Granny Smith apples, cored, peeled and chopped
  • 1small sweet onion, sliced and chopped
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons Wondra Flour
  • cups skim milk
  • 1 tsp. powdered mustard
  • 3 cups shredded Colby cheese
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 Tbs oil


Heat oven to 350 degrees . Coat a 13 x 9 x 2-inch broiler-safe baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
Do all of your cutting. Cut the sausages at an angle about ½ inch thick
Cut your apple chunks about ½ inch thick. Cover bowl with damp paper towel.
Coat a large nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray and place over medium-high heat. Add sausage and cook 4 minutes, stirring until browned. Remove to a paper towel lined plate with a slotted spoon and keep warm.

Take the pan off of the heat while you bring a large pot of water to boiling on another burner.
While that heats, mix the milk into the flour and salt. Stir in the powdered mustard. Set that aside and stir it occasionally.
When pot is boiling add pasta and set timer for 7 minutes. Put the skillet back on the heat and add the onions. Sprinkle the sugar on top then add the apples. Stir and cover. Continue to stir apples occasionally until the pasta pot is done. Drain pasta and return it to pot. Add about 1 tsp of lemon juice and 1 tbs of oil and stir that into the pasta.
Remove the apple mix and stir in the sausages. Cover.

In a medium pan, heat the milk-flour mixture with 2 Tbs butter, stirring constantly. When mixture starts to bubble, keep stirring for a full minute then remove from heat and stir in 1 cup of the shredded Colby cheese.

Spoon the apple sausage mixture into the pasta, then add the cheese sauce. When well blended spoon into the 9 x 13 pan. Sprinkle the 2 cup of cheese over the top and bake for about 25 minutes. Just until the cheese starts to darken. 

Remove and serve. 


Happily serving my Master Indy


To satisfy and restore.
To nourish, support and maintain.
To gratify, spoil, comfort and please,
to nurture, assist, and sustain
..I cook!

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