mac & cheese with buffalo sausage, roast tomatoes and pickled peppers

mac & cheese with buffalo sausage, roast tomatoes and peppers

I was on a bit of a mac ‘n cheese roll last week after seeing a delectable picture of it tweeted. I blame @huiskok for this sudden urge to rush into my kitchen and make it. I also hadn’t made it in absolute ages. Maybe years. Its  high on the very-odd-occasion eat list.

Pure carbohydrate heaven and cheese goodness, its the ultimate comfort food in the middle of winter.

I had also popped past Frankie Fenner Meat Merchants last week to pick up some meat and bought some of their buffalo, pork Alheira sausage.

Only two words. Frigging awesome!

Packed with flavour its sensational on its own, but I decided it would work exceptionally well in a mac ‘n cheese too. I was right.

I also added chopped up red and yellow marinaded, pickled peppers which complimented the paprika in the sausage. The roasted tomatoes added juiciness and more flavour.

I did everything the same as with my mac ‘n cheese with crispy bacon, except I substituted the bacon with the sausage – about 250gms of it. I added in about 1/4 of a cup of roughly chopped mixed pepper antipasto (bought in a jar as part of  the Pick n Pay Finest range).

This is not a normal banger, its extremely thick. Its best roasted to ensure that the meat gets cooked all the way through. I roasted this for 30 minutes alongside the tomatoes.

mac & cheese with buffalo sausage, roast tomatoes and peppers

This dish is literally screaming out to be enjoyed with a glass of red wine. Something like a Pinot Noir or Pinotage.

mac & cheese with buffalo sausage, roast tomatoes and pickled peppers

mac & cheese with buffalo sausage, roast tomatoes and pickled peppers

10 Responses to mac & cheese with buffalo sausage, roast tomatoes and pickled peppers

  1. Abi July 8, 2012 at 9:34 pm #

    This looks SO delish! Can’t wait to give it a go!

  2. Sam July 9, 2012 at 11:03 am #

    Thanks Abi!

  3. Lori July 9, 2012 at 12:33 pm #

    Mac and cheese is my ultimate comfort food. YUM!

  4. Sam July 9, 2012 at 5:15 pm #

    Hello Darling – thought of you when I made this. Miss you!

  5. Tania Jacobs July 10, 2012 at 12:20 pm #

    I think you should start with your second book by the looks of it!

  6. Rosemary Gough July 10, 2012 at 5:42 pm #

    Mac ‘n Cheese is my all time favourite omfort food. I love that it is soon versitle, ultimate odd bin dish. The sausage and cherry tomatoes are completely inspired..Yummy 🙂

  7. Gina July 11, 2012 at 2:13 am #

    These mac’n cheese look so good. Can’t wait to make them. Thank you for sharing. gina

  8. Sam July 11, 2012 at 3:44 pm #

    Thanks Gina and a pleasure

  9. Sam July 11, 2012 at 3:45 pm #

    Thanks Rose! Lovely to hear from you. S x

  10. Sam July 11, 2012 at 3:45 pm #

    Hi Tania – I cant wait to 🙂

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