Hazelnut Mac ‘Cran’ Cheese


Hazelnut Mac ‘Cran’ Cheese

This isn’t your ordinary macaroni and cheese – it’s full of fall harvest flavors. Sweet Italian sausage and cranberries are mixed in and it’s topped with roasted hazelnuts. This mac and cheese will surprise and delight guests of all ages!

Ingredients
  • (2) 20oz packages of Reser’s Main St Bistro® Signature Macaroni & Cheese
  • 8 ounces of sweet Italian sausage
  • 4 ounces of dried cranberries
  • 8 ounces of chopped hazelnuts
  • 2 ounces of melted butter
  • Chives for garnish
 
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Directions
  1. Fry the Italian sausage on top of the stove until cooked thoroughly.
  2. While the sausage is cooking, chop the cranberries. Set aside.
  3. Pour the hazelnuts into a small mixing bowl and add melted butter. Stir until combined.
  4. Place the Reser’s Main St Bistro® Signature Macaroni & Cheese in the microwave and warm according to the instructions. When done, pour both packages into an 8 1/2 x 11 inch baking dish.
  5. Turn your oven’s broiler on low.
  6. Remove the sausage from the heat and add along with cranberries into the macaroni and cheese. Mix until well combined.
  7. Top with hazelnut crumbs and place under the broiler until lightly toasted.
  8. Top with fresh chives if desired.
  9. Enjoy!