Mac ‘n Cheese with Franks

 
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This nostalgic classic dish is always a crowd-pleaser, from your kids to your guests.

SERVINGS
8
PREP TIME
30
MIN
COOK TIME
25
MIN
TOTAL TIME
55
MIN
DIFFICULTY
Easy
  • 12 oz Saag’s®  Traditional Franks 1/2 inch slices
  • 12 oz macaroni pasta elbow or penne
  • 4 ounces butter
  • 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 4 cups milk
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 bunch fresh chives sliced finely
  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Grease a 2 quart casserole dish with butter. Set aside.
  3. Boil water and cook pasta.  Set aside.
  4. Cut Franks into 1/2 slices. Set aside.
  5. Melt the butter in a heavy sauce pan over medium heat. Once melted add flour and stir constantly for 4 minutes until the mixture is smooth.
  6. With a whisk, add the milk a little at a time until well blended. Whisking constantly, cook out for 10 to 15 minutes until thick and smooth.
  7. Remove from heat add cheddar cheese, and parmesan and whisk until melted.
  8. Add sauce to the pasta, franks, chivies and mozzarella cheese.
  9. Mix well. Pour into casserole and bake for about 25 minutes until lightly brown.

Pairs with a pinot noir or a nutty brown ale