Recipes and Cooking Spicy Mac and Cheese with Sausage 3.9 (206) 3 Reviews No need to choose between a pasta and a casserole recipe with this baked mac and cheese. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Updated on October 13, 2022 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Blaine Moats Prep Time: 20 mins Bake Time: 35 mins Stand Time: 10 mins Total Time: 1 hrs 5 mins Servings: 12 Jump to Nutrition Facts Heat up your Christmas dinner menu with this baked mac and cheese. No need to choose between a spiced-up pasta and a luscious casserole recipe—you can enjoy them both with this Spicy Mac and Cheese! Ingredients 12 ounce dried mostaccioli or rigatoni pasta (3 cups) 1 pound bulk pork sausage 1 cup chopped onion 1 16 ounce jar green medium-hot salsa 2 8 ounce package shredded Monterey Jack cheese (4 cups) Tomato wedges, sliced jalapeño peppers, and chopped fresh cilantro Salsa (optional) Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease 3-quart rectangular baking dish; set aside. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain; set aside. Meanwhile, in large skillet cook sausage and onion until meat is browned and onion is tender. Drain fat, Return sausage and onion to skillet. Stir in green salsa. In prepared baking dish layer half of the cooked pasta, half the sausage mixture, and half the cheese. Repeat layers. Bake, uncovered, for 35 minutes or until bubbly. Let stand 10 minutes. Top with tomato, jalapeño, and cilantro. If desired, serve with additional salsa. Makes 12 servings. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 378 Calories 22g Fat 25g Carbs 19g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 12 Calories 378 % Daily Value * Total Fat 22g 28% Saturated Fat 11g 55% Cholesterol 61mg 20% Sodium 474mg 21% Total Carbohydrate 25g 9% Total Sugars 4g Protein 19g Vitamin C 3.5mg 18% Calcium 302.9mg 23% Iron 2mg 11% Potassium 168mg 4% Folate, total 72.6mcg Vitamin B-12 0.7mcg Vitamin B-6 0.2mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.