Broccoli Cheddar Mac & Cheese with Chicken Sausage
- 1 cup macaroni uncooked
- 2 cups broccoli frozen
- 2 chicken sausage
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1 tbsp all-purpose flour
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 cup cheddar cheese shredded
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- Cook pasta according to package directions. Strain, set aside. Meanwhile, slice chicken sausages and microwave until heated through. Set aside. Microwave broccoli until heated through and chop into small pieces. Set aside.
- In the same pot used to cook the pasta, heat butter over medium heat until just starting to bubble. Add flour and stir. Cook until lightly golden in color. Slowly add milk to the pot, whisking vigorously until smooth. Continue to cook, stirring often, until sauce thickens.
- Once desired thickness is reached, add cheese and garlic powder. Stir until smooth. Add chicken sausage and broccoli and stir until combined and heated through. Serve with another sprinkle of cheddar cheese on top.
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