Cracker Barrel Mac and Cheese Casserole with Better Cheddar Sausage
2 boxes of mac and cheese (any brand)
6 sausages or hotdogs
1 cup bacon bits
1 bag of hashbrowns
Prepare Mac and Cheese:
Cook the mac and cheese according to the package instructions.
Enhance Mac and Cheese:
After adding the cheese sauce, mix in a little shredded cheese and milk. Stir until well combined. This step adds extra creaminess and flavor to the mac and cheese.
Prepare Other Ingredients:
Cook or grill the sausages or hotdogs. Once cooked, slice them into bite-sized pieces.
If the hashbrowns are not pre-cooked, cook them according to the package instructions.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked mac and cheese, sliced sausages or hotdogs, bacon bits, and hashbrowns. Gently fold the ingredients together until evenly distributed.
Preheat your oven to 450°F (230°C).
Transfer to Casserole Dish:
Transfer the mac and cheese mixture to a casserole dish, spreading it out evenly.
Bake in the Oven:
Bake in the preheated oven for approximately 20 minutes or until the casserole is heated through and the top is golden brown.
Add Extra Cheese:
Sprinkle a little extra shredded cheese on top of the casserole during the last few minutes of baking. Allow it to melt and create a delicious cheesy crust.
Once the casserole is cooked to perfection, remove it from the oven. Let it cool slightly before serving.
Dive into the comforting goodness of this Cracker Barrel Mac and Cheese Casserole with Better Cheddar Sausage. It’s a delightful combination of creamy mac and cheese, flavorful sausages, and crispy hashbrowns.
This casserole is sure to be a hit with its blend of cheesy, savory, and crispy elements. It’s an excellent choice for a family dinner or a potluck gathering.