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Applewood Sausage Mac & Cheese

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Applewood Sausage Mac & Cheese

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  • 16 oz. elbow macaroni
  • smoked sausage (1 package, 14 ounces McCormick® Grill Mates® Smoky Applewood & Cheddar, cut into 1/2-inch slices)
  • 1 medium onion (chopped)
  • 6 Tbsp. butter (divided)
  • 4 Tbsp. flour
  • 1/2 tsp. ground pepper (McCormick®, Black)
  • 3 cups milk
  • 8 oz. shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 8 oz. provolone (shredded, blend cheese)
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
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    1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Cook macaroni in large saucepan as directed on package for al dente pasta. Rinse under cold water; drain well.
    2. Cook and stir sausage and onion in same pot on medium-high heat about 5 minutes or until browned. Remove from pot; drain fat. Set aside.
    3. Melt 4 tablespoons of the butter in same pot on medium heat. Sprinkle with flour and pepper. Cook and stir 2 minutes or until well blended. Gradually stir in milk until smooth. Stirring constantly, cook 3 minutes or until sauce starts to thicken. Stir in cheeses until melted and smooth. Remove from heat. Add macaroni, sausage and onion; toss gently to coat.
    4. Pour into greased 13x9-inch baking dish. Melt remaining 2 tablespoons of the butter; mix with panko. Sprinkle evenly on top.
    5. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until bubbly and golden brown on top. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
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