Cajun Macaroni and Cheese The Southern Lady Cooks


Cajun macaroni and cheese takes comfort food to a new level! This dish is delicious and so easy to prepare. My family loves baked macaroni and cheese so this doesn’t last long when I make it. Unlike a creamy macaroni and cheese, baking it creates a crispy topping that can be so addictive! Add andouille sausage and seasonings and you have a delicious dish that I’m sure your family will love.

Cajun Macaroni and Cheese

Andouille Sauage (can use smoked sausage or smoked turkey sausage)

Elbow macaroni

Shredded sharp cheddar cheese


Evaporated milk

Cajun seasoning

Smoked paprika

Black pepper

Recipe Notes: Feel free to use smoked sausage instead of Andouille if that is what your family enjoys. You can also use turkey smoked sausage. We make our own Cajun seasoning but you can easily buy it at any grocery store.

If you love macaroni and cheese as we do, you might want to try our macaroni and cheese casserole. The Cheez-It topping is SO GOOD!

You may also like our Cajun sausage and potatoes. This dish is super easy and delicious!


Cajun Macaroni and Cheese The Southern Lady Cooks

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Cajun Macaroni and Cheese

This dish is fabulous comfort food!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cajun Macaroni and cheese
Servings: 8 servings
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks


  • 1 lb Andouille Sauage can use smoked sausage or smoked turkey sausage
  • 1 16 ounce box of elbow macaroni
  • 3 to 4 cups of shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 stick of butter or 1/4 cup sliced
  • 1 12 ounce can of evaporated milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon of smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper


  • Preheat oven to 350. Brown andouille sausage over medium heat until sausage starts to brown. Cook pasta according to directions on box. Drain pasta. Mix pasta and seasonings together. Stir in sausage.
  • In a casserole dish, pour in half the pasta mixture. Top with half the butter and a layer of shredded cheese. Top with the remainder of pasta and top with the remainder of the butter and cheese. Pour evaporated milk over the entire dish. Bake for 35-45 minutes until done.

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  1. I received this recipe in your newsletter and immediately knew my family would love it! Made it last night and it was a huge hit! I love your recipes on your website and in your magazine.5 stars

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