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Growing up Hillshire Farms smoked sausage was a regular menu item. My mom wasn’t the best cook and many of her meat options hit the table nearly impossible to chew but the smoked sausage was simply and delicious and came out perfect every time! She typically just cooked it whole and served it along with some veggies and pasta. So when I had a family of my own and quickly learned that I had inherited her poor cooking skills, I also began making Hillshire Farms smoked sausage pretty regularly. I got a little ‘fancier’ than she did as I typically slice it and brown it that way. But probably more out of convenience since I was having to cut it up for 3 kids once it was cooked anyway but I also like it done this way.
But I have been attempting to branch out and try to be braver with our recipes, so when I was asked to showcase a way our family enjoys smoked sausage I wanted to try something new but that wasn’t so different that the kids wouldn’t be open to it. So I decided to try this mac n cheese recipe. First of all it sounded delicious. Secondly, it was a very simple recipe made in ONE pot. Those are my favorite kinds of recipes.
So the recipe calls for turkey kielbasa (which Hillshire Farms also makes) but I didn’t see why it couldn’t be make with smoked sausage. It really was simple.
First I browned the sausage in a large skillet, and set aside the meat. In the same skillet you boil water, evaporated milk and dry pasta. In a small bowl you make a mixture of cornstarch and evaporated milk to add to the skillet. Remove from heat and melt in cheese. And finally stir in your smoked sausage.
For the full recipe including times and measurements visit Table for Seven here. This was a huge hit and we will definitely be making it again soon as well as checking out lots of other great quick and easy smoked sausage recipes. I am not sure there is anything else out there that is quite as flavorful while being so simple. Even when I consider the other meat options that we make, the simplest thing we usually do is using the grill. But even then those things usually end up getting spiced up with something. Hillshire Farms smoked sausage is one of the very few things that hits our table ready to eat just how we like it. And that’s because Hillshire Farm smoked sausage is crafted to be better. Their experts have perfected the pre-seasoning of our smoked sausage over the last 75 years.
What’s YOUR families favorite way to prepare Hillshire Farm smoked sausage?