Creamy Macaroni and Sausage

Creamy Macaroni and Sausage

Creamy Macaroni and Sausage is my favorite meal to make. I guess it’s because it’s so easy to make, doesn’t need a lot of ingredients, and it only takes 25 minutes. It’s diet-friendly as well!

Don’t be fooled by the word “creamy” in the title though because it doesn’t contain milk, cream, or ingredients such as that, but trust me, it’s definitely creamy!

It’s very diet-friendly in that it only has 215 calories per serving, 13 oz, and it’s very filling. It’s hard to beat that! However, if you are on a low-sodium or low-sugar diet, you might need to make some changes to this recipe, but don’t worry–I’ve got you covered. Just read my ideas toward the bottom of this page.

I’ll let you in on a secret. I’ve eaten this for breakfast before. Yes, it’s that good. This is a dish you can eat anytime–breakfast, lunch, dinner or a snack and you won’t feel guilty either because it’s only 215 calories!

I use to take this to work in my thermos bottle. Everyone would say, “What’s that smell?” and “Ummm, something smells so good” and of course they’d snarl their noses when I told them it was venison–the wussies. 😛

Creamy Macaroni and Sausage

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 3.25 Quarts

Serving Size: 1 5/8 cup

Calories per serving: 215

Fat per serving: 1.0

Creamy Macaroni and Sausage

Ingredients

  • 28 oz of Hunts diced roasted garlic tomatoes
  • 28 oz Hunts crushed tomatoes in puree
  • 1 lb of deer sausage (the spicier the better)
  • 2 Tbsp. of celery flakes
  • 1 Tbsp. of salt
  • 1 Tbsp. of black pepper
  • 2 cups of elbow macaroni
  • 1/2 tsp of Parmesan cheese (optional)

Instructions

  1. Crumble the deer sausage into a large frying pan and fry on medium-high heat until it’s done. Typically, about 10 minutes.
  2. While the deer sausage is frying, put two cups of elbow macaroni and the suggested amount of water in a large kettle. Cook the macaroni as directed, which is usually about 20 minutes.
  3. Once the deer sausage is done, drain it well and put it on medium-low heat. Add all of the tomatoes, celery flakes, salt, and black pepper and stir well.
  4. When the macaroni is done, drain it well and add it to the sausage and tomato mixture. Fold the macaroni in gently so you don’t rip it.
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Dip some into a bowl and sprinkle it with Parmesan cheese and start smacking your lips. It goes well with garlic bread. Yummy!

The good, the bad and the delicious…

  • Creamy Macaroni and Sausage is very low in saturated fat and cholesterol. It’s high in dietary fiber, selenium, vitamin A and vitamin C.
  • It’s also very high in sodium and high in sugar.

Creamy Macaroni and Sausage Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Grade: B+

Yields: 3.25 Quarts Serving Size: 1 5/8 Cups (13 oz.)
Calories 215
% Daily Value*
 Total Fat 1.0g 2%
 Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%
 Trans Fat 0.0g
 Cholesterol 0mg 0%
 Sodium 1273mg 53%
 Total Carbohydrates 30.6g 10%
 Dietary Fiber 5.7g 23%
 Sugars 9.4g
 Protein 19.5g
Vitamin A 30%
Vitamin C 28%
Calcium 9%
Iron 20%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

To make this dish more diet-friendly…

  • Don’t use Parmesan cheese.
  • Leave out the Tbsp. of salt.
    • These first two ideas would drop the sodium to 395mg, which is 16% DV compared to 53%.
  • Use a whole wheat macaroni–even if it’s not elbow macaroni.
    • This will cut out some of the sugar.
  • You could omit some of the tomatoes and use water instead, but this will alter the taste quite a bit.
    • This will also cut out some of the sugar.

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6 thoughts on “Creamy Macaroni and Sausage

  1. Hey there! I’ve been reading your website for a while now and finally got the courage to go ahead and give you a shout out from Porter Texas. Just wanted to say keep those recipes coming!

  2. I love reading your blog. I can’t wait until deer season is back in. I’m eager to try your recipes.

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