Prep Time: 15 mins | Cook Time: 30 mins | Total Time: 45 mins | Yield: 6 Servings
I will never get tired of recommending this recipe to my friends, and that includes you! In less than an hour, you will surely have the best lunch or dinner today. With this very basic set of ingredients, you can make the best Mac and Cheese ever! A big thanks to my good friend, Jane, for recommending this recipe. I am so glad that I gave it a try because I never would have tasted perfection! Feel free to tweak this recipe to your liking. Have a wonderful day, friends, and I hope you are all well today. Enjoy!
18 ounces marinara sauce
2 bell peppers, diced
1 pound pork sausage
18 ounces water
8 ounces elbow macaroni, dry
⅓ c mozzarella cheese
⅓ c half and half
Place a large skillet on the stove and turn the heat to medium.
Add the sausage, then cook until crumbly and brown. Discard any excess grease.
Add the elbow macaroni, bell peppers, water, and marinara sauce. Stir until well mixed and allow the mixture to boil.
Turn the heat down to low, then cover and simmer everything for about 20 minutes. Make sure to stir from time to time.
Add the half and half, then stir until well blended.
Sprinkle a generous amount of cheese and stir again until well combined.
Remove the skillet from the stove, then cover and let it rest for at least 2 minutes or until the cheese is melted completely.
Garnish each serving with your preferred herbs.
Serve and enjoy!
To Make the Half and Half:
In a mixing bowl, add 1/2 cup of milk, 1/2 cup of heavy cream, and 1 cup of half & half. Stir until well mixed.
Calories 436 | Fat 23g 35% | Saturated Fat 8g 50% | Cholesterol 64mg 21% | Sodium 978mg 43% | Potassium 647mg 18% | Carbohydrates 35g 12% | Fiber 3g 13% | Sugar 6g 7% | Protein 19g 38% | Vitamin A 1210IU 24% | Vitamin C 47.8mg 58% | Calcium 76mg 8% | Iron 2.4mg 13%