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Skillet Mac n Cheese with Turkey Kielbasa

A creamy, one dish meal that can be on your table in no time at all!

Skillet Mac n Cheese with Kielbasa from Table for Seven

I adore dinners that are all in one pan.

Easy to make. Easy to clean up. Sounds good to me. 👍

Ingredients Needed:

  • Turkey kielbasa
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Monterrey Jack cheese
  • Dry pasta
  • Water + Cornstarch
  • Evaporated milk
  • Black pepper
Skillet Mac n Cheese with Kielbasa from Table for Seven

Turkey Kielbasa: We prefer the turkey variety when it comes to kielbasa/sausage. However, you can go with pork, beef, chicken or andouille. If desired, you can also omit the meat entirely and make your dish meatless.

Cheese: You can also feel free to use whatever cheese flavor combination you like. Just stick with shredded and the same size when measuring.

Dry Pasta: As noted in photos, I used a rotini noodle. But, any similar size noodle ( or a whole wheat version) will work.

What About a Veggie?

  • I usually serve our veggies as a side dish, rather than in a dish. My family just prefers it that way. If you wish, stir in cooked peas, broccoli, shredded carrots, chopped red peppers or a handful of spinach. They all will go well with this dish.
Skillet Mac n Cheese with Turkey Kielbasa from Table for Seven

How to Make:

  • First, slice your kielbasa and cook it in a large skillet until brown. Remove it from the skillet and set aside.
  • Clean your skillet lightly ( wipe it out with a paper towel/cloth)
  • Next, add in water, part of the milk and pasta. Increase the heat and bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat a bit and let it all simmer for about 10-15 minutes. You want your pasta tender and the liquid thick.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the remaining milk and cornstarch. Add it to the skillet and cook for just a few minutes.
  • Remove it from the heat and stir in the cheeses, black pepper and cooked kielbasa pieces.
  • Once cheese is totally melted, serve it up!

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Yield: Serves: 6-8

Skillet Mac n Cheese with Turkey Kielbasa

Skillet Mac n Cheese with Kielbasa from Table for Seven

A creamy, one dish meal that can be on your table in no time at all!

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour


  • 12 oz turkey kielbasa, sliced into bite size pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Monterrey jack cheese
  • 12 oz dry pasta
  • 3 1/2 cups water
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 12 oz evaporated milk
  • black pepper, to taste preference


  1. In a large skillet, cook kielbasa pieces until brown. Remove from pan and set aside.
    Clean out skillet lightly.
  2. In same skillet, add water, 1 cup evaporated milk, and pasta. Bring to a medium boil. Let is simmer for 10-15 minutes, stirring frequently, until pasta is tender and liquid has thicken.
  3. In a small bowl, mix remaining 1/2 cup evaporated milk with cornstarch.
  4. Add to skillet mixture and cook another 2-3 minutes.
  5. Remove skillet from heat and stir in cheese. Add black pepper. Stir until cheese is completely melted.
  6. Stir in cooked kielbasa.


  • Mac n Cheese Adapted from Mel's Kitchen Cafe

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 515Total Fat: 29gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 81mgSodium: 747mgCarbohydrates: 40gFiber: 1gSugar: 7gProtein: 22g

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Mary Ellen

Wednesday 15th of July 2020

I added half an onion cooked with the kielbasa, and the cheese I used was cheddar, parm goat and American. I added fresh spinach just after the cheese was melted. It was delish!

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