I was looking for a new kind of dish to make for a wintry night, and had limited choices as to what to use for my main ingredient. Chicken and pork chops were frozen, but then i remembered that I had purchased some fresh market made sausage, great stuff, only four ingredients, pork, salt, pepper, and fennel! from Brickyard Market earlier that week, and it was still there, unopened, and soon the Taste Of Home casserole book was set aside for my own creation….
1 lb fresh sausage
1 cup macaroni
1 large carrot
1 cup broccoli
1 cup cauliflower
1 cup shredded cabbage
1/2 cup milk
3 tbsp flour
1/2 cup sour cream
salt, pepper, garlic powder
1/2 shredded Colby jack cheese.
preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook sausage in skillet or wok till done, prepare macaroni according to directions on package. Stir fry carrots, broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower and spices into sausage. Mix, flour, milk, and water as for making a gravy, add to sausage and vegetable mix until thickened, then add sour cream. Add cooked and drained macaroni to sausage mix, mix well, and transfer to greased 9×13 pan. Top with shredded cheese, then bake for 1/2 hour.
Easy, creative, and tasty! What more could you want on a cold night? Try and get a market made sausage for best and cleanest flavor, but a brand that has very basic ingredient like Tennessee Pride will do. My best sources for this kind of sausage are Brickyard Market and Dillmore Meats in Alford, FL.
Winter may be on its way out here in Florida, but we had a few good cold snaps, and I’m sure those living north of the Florida-Alabama state line will still be looking for that next cozy dish. Enjoy this one as soon as you can!