Sausage and Veggie Mac- Tomato Bowl 2011

Cheese and Sausage. It doesn't get more Midwest than that. Mac and Cheese is a great main (or side) dish for a party. Adult and kid approved. I wanted to put a little twist on my mac and cheese for the Tomato Bowl. Adding sausage gives the dish a spicy kick, and the veggies add a nice crunch to this creamy pasta. I wandered from my usual roux because I wanted this to be a less intense and quicker version. Don't forget to add you green and yellow bell peppers- just sayin'. Thank you for supporting Team Green Bay!! Enjoy!!
1 lb mild Italian sausage
1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
1/2 yellow bell pepper, chopped
1/2 red onion, chopped
1 cup Red Gold petite diced tomatoes
8 oz elbow noodles, uncooked
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (Steve's sharp cheddar is the best)
4 oz Velveeta cheese


Cook noodles according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.

Brown sausage, onion, peppers, and tomatoes in a large rimmed skillet. When meat is cooked drain any grease from the the pan. Add both cheeses, and stir till cheese is completely melted. Fold in the noodles and serve.

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