Cajun Mac and Cheese

I made this for The Marine and froze it in individual servings. It's sort of a take off on jambalaya but without tomatoes and rice.


I used tasso, andouille, poblano and red and green bell peppers and celery. No onions, he doesn't like them. I used a couple different Cheddars and Monterrey Jack cheese.


Boil some kind of pasta. I like these spiral noodles because they hold up well to a heavy sauce.


I seared the sausage and ham.


Then mixed it in to the drained pasta with the diced vegetables. I like to add them raw because they cook a bit in the hot cheese sauce and I like them to keep a bit if their crunch.


I whisked 18 oz. of evaporated milk, 1 cup whole milk, 6 egg yolks, black pepper and some Cajun seasoning.


Melt 4 tablespoons of butter in a pan and add the milk/egg mixture. Stir in the cheese until it melts. You need about 6 cups of cheese.


Stir the cheese mixture into the pasta. Stir around until the cheese is absorbed and the pasta is creamy.




This doesn't need to bake in the oven. Quick, simple and delicious!

Comments

Guillaume said…
I could cook this but without the ham.
Pricilla said…
The hubby would love this one...
I could eat this til I go blind!

Thanks for sharing!

Happy day!

xoxo to Teddy Redhead
Texan said…
I bet the Marine likes this! I know my honeyman who was also a Marine :O) would like this!
I like mac and cheese so this must be great!

Have a great day!
Christer.
laurie said…
I'm half blind now and could still keep eating this!
I'm so hungry I could jump right in that pot. I have been dying for mac and cheese. All that other stuff is just a bonus. Thanks!
i need to make this....maybe this weekend.....
Suzie said…
Yum. .comfort food taken to a new level! I can savor that cheesy flavor, just looking at your photos!
Freckles said…
Wow, that just looks awesome.

All hail the Mac'n'Cheese queen!!
You spoil that marine! He'd better become your son-in-law after all this hard work on your part.
Mina said…
That looks amazing! Lucky, lucky Marine.
SharleneT said…
Since I love any form of pasta, this is one I'm definitely going to try. Maybe, not the sausage -- that's pretty hot and my stomach has not been approving of hot foods of late. But, the rest should be fine. Boyohboy, that Marine is one lucky guy. Hope he knows it. Hugs to Teddy... Come visit when you can and check out my new kitchen island.