Meat Lovers Mac and Cheese Recipes

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Meat Lovers

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Breakfast Mac and Cheese

  • 1 pound breakfast sausage, removed from casings and crumbled
  • 1 pound pasta
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 jalapeño chile, seeds discarded and diced
  • 5 cups (20 ounces) Wisconsin colby jack cheese, shredded and divided
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) Wisconsin pepper jack cheese, shredded and divided
  • 6 prepared biscuits, crumbled (homemade or from refrigerated aisle of grocery store)
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Blue Cheese and Brisket Mac

  • 1 pound elbow pasta
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) Wisconsin apple smoked cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 cups cooked beef brisket, shredded
  • 1/4 cup honey barbecue sauce
  • 2/3 cup (4 ounces) Wisconsin blue cheese, crumbled
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Italian Sausage Mac and Cheese

  • 1 pound hot fennel Italian sausage, removed from the casing
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 pound penne pasta
  • 4 cups Wisconsin Italico cheese, rind removed and grated
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Bold Blue Mac and Cheese

  • 2 medium shallots, minced
  • 3 cups (12 ounces) Wisconsin cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 1/2 cups (9 ounces) Wisconsin blue cheese, crumbled and divided
  • 1 pound cavatappi pasta, cooked to al dente
  • 4 slices prosciutto, sliced into strips
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Salami, Spinach and Smoked Gouda Mac

  • 8 ounces dry Italian salami, diced
  • 6 cups fresh spinach
  • 1 pound penne pasta
  • 4 cups (1 pound) Wisconsin smoked gouda cheese, shredded
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Pepperoni Pizza Mac and Cheese

  • 1 pound whole wheat penne pasta
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 cups (13 ounces) Wisconsin mozzarella cheese
  • 1 16-ounce can tomato sauce
  • 5 ounces mini pepperoni, or chopped pepperoni
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Philly Cheesesteak Mac and Cheese

  • 1/2 pound ribeye steak, sliced thin and diced, pan fried to desired doneness
  • 1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) Wisconsin gruyère cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) Wisconsin cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup Wisconsin parmesan cheese, shredded
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Beer, Brat and Butterkäse Mac

  • 4 bratwursts
  • 24 ounces beer, your favorite variety
  • 1 pound elbow pasta
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) Wisconsin butterkäse cheese, shredded
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) Wisconsin monterey jack cheese, shredded
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Moussaka Mac and Cheese

  • 1 pound ground lamb
  • 1 medium eggplant, diced in 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) Wisconsin fontina cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup Wisconsin feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1 pound elbow pasta
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Chicken Fajita Mac and Cheese

  • 12 ounces rotini pasta
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, diced
  • 3 bell peppers (multiple colors), seeded and thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) Wisconsin aged cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) Wisconsin pepper jack cheese, shredded
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Italian Mac and Cheese with Pancetta

  • 8 ounces pancetta
  • 1 pound pasta shells
  • 4 cups (1 pound) Wisconsin Fontiago Cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup Wisconsin parmesan cheese, grated
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Pulled Pork Mac and Cheese

  • 12 ounces pasta shells
  • 3 tablespoons barbeque sauce
  • 3 cups (12 ounces) Wisconsin aged cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 4 pieces Texas toast, cooked according to package and crumbled
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Mini Meatball Mac and Cheese

  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 1 pound pasta, such as elbow macaroni or shells
  • 4 cups (1 pound) Wisconsin cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) Wisconsin fontina cheese, shredded
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Limburger Mac and Cheese with Bratwurst

  • 1 pound whole wheat campanelle pasta
  • 4 bratwursts, precooked, quartered and sliced
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) Wisconsin limburger cheese
  • 2 tablespoons whole grain mustard
  • 3 slices caraway rye bread
  • 1/4 red onion, very thinly sliced
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Mac and Cheese Burger

  • 1 pound elbow pasta, uncooked
  • 4 cups (1 pound) Wisconsin cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 pound ground beef
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Korean BBQ Mac and Cheese

  • 1 pound ribeye steak
  • 1 pound penne pasta
  • 3 cups (12 ounces) Wisconsin muenster cheese, shredded
  • 3 cups (12 ounces) Wisconsin colby cheese
  • 1 cup kimchi
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Hot Soppressata Mac with Crispy Leeks

  • 3 leeks
  • 8 ounces hot soppressata, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 8 ounces rotini pasta
  • 1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) Wisconsin fontina cheese, shredded
  • 3/4 cup (3 ounces) Wisconsin asiago cheese, shredded
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Jalapeño Popper Mac and Cheese

  • 1 pound rotini pasta
  • 1 pound thick-sliced bacon, uncooked
  • 4 jalapeño peppers, seeded and veins removed, diced
  • 8 ounces Wisconsin cream cheese, cut into 8 pieces
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) Wisconsin mild cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) Wisconsin colby jack cheese, shredded
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Bacon Mac and Cheese Pie

  • 1 3/4 pounds bacon
  • 4 cups Wisconsin colby jack cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup Wisconsin parmesan cheese, grated
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Andouille Macaroni and Cheese

  • 1 pound elbow pasta
  • 18 ounces pre-cooked turkey andouille sausage, diced (about 6 links)
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 2 1/2 cups (10 ounces) Wisconsin cheddar cheese, shredded
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Chili Mac and Cheese with Cheesy Puffs

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 cup macaroni pasta
  • 1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) Wisconsin gouda cheese, shredded
  • 2 cups cheese puffs, crushed
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) Wisconsin fontina cheese, shredded
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Queso Mac and Cheese with Bacon

  • 2 cups (8 ounces) elbow pasta
  • 4 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) Wisconsin colby jack cheese, shredded
  • 1 3/4 cups (7 ounces) Wisconsin sharp cheddar cheese, shredded and divided
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Cheeseburger Macaroni and Cheese

  • 10 ounces lean ground beef
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) Wisconsin sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
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