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Stove top Mac and Cheese with Sausage and Peas

Written by COA Nutrition Team On March 20, 2020

This recipe for Stove top Mac and Cheese with Sausage and Peas is an easy, kid-friendly dinner idea for a busy night and the leftovers work well for lunch!


  • 6 oz pasta, uncooked
  • 1 ½ Tbsp butter
  • ½ cup diced onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cup peas, frozen or canned
  • 3 chicken sausages (precooked)
  • 1 Tbsp flour
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper, optional
  • 6 oz cheddar cheese, grated
  • ¾ cup skim milk
  • ½ – 1 cup pumpkin


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, drain and set aside.
  2. In the same (now empty) pan, melt butter.
  3. Add onion, garlic, peas and sausage and sauté for 5 minutes.
  4. Add flour, milk and seasonings and let simmer for 2 minutes.
  5. Stir in cheese and ½ cup pumpkin.
  6. Stir in noodles, add more pumpkin if desired and adjust salt.

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