In case two kinds of cheese and a pound of sausage aren't enough to transform a pot of mac and cheese, hopefully chipotle pepper will do the trick.

Source: Midwest Living
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 2- to 2 1/2-quart casserole; set aside. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Return to pan.

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  • Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan melt butter over medium heat. Stir in flour; cook and stir for 1 minute. Gradually stir in evaporated milk and milk. Cook and stir until slightly thickened and bubbly. Remove from heat. Stir in 1 cup of the Monterey Jack cheese, 1 cup of the cheddar cheese, the chipotle pepper, and salt. Stir cheese mixture into cooked pasta. Stir in cooked sausage.

  • Transfer mixture to the prepared casserole. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 cup Monterey Jack cheese and the remaining 1/2 cup cheddar cheese. Place casserole on a baking sheet. Bake, covered, about 30 minutes or until bubbly. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

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2-QT

Nutrition Facts

348 calories; total fat 19g; saturated fat 11g; cholesterol 64mg; sodium 401mg; carbohydrates 28g; fiber 1g; protein 16g.

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