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Skillet Sausage & Pepper Mac & Cheese

An image of prepared Skillet Sausage & Pepper Mac & Cheese made with pork sausage, Swanson® Unsalted Chicken Broth, Campbell's® Condensed Cheddar Cheese Soup, penne pasta, pepper and onion blend and Cheddar cheese.
  • prep time: 5 min
  • total time: 30 min
  • serves: 6 people
  • calories: 413 1 serving

Just when you thought you'd seen every possible version of mac & cheese, you realize there's one missing- Skillet Sausage & Pepper Mac & Cheese.  The mashup of sausage and peppers and mac & cheese is the one you've been waiting for - two comfort foods that are even better together.  And it's ready in only 30 minutes, since the penne cooks right in the skillet!  Just brown the sausage, then add peppers and onions, penne and seasonings.  It all cooks together in a creamy sauce made with condensed Cheddar cheese soup, a shortcut that adds amazing creaminess and flavor.  Stir in more cheese (shredded Cheddar!) at the end and Skillet Sausage & Pepper Mac & Cheese is ready to eat!


  • 1 pound mild or hot Italian pork sausage or Italian-style turkey sausage, casings removed
  • 3 cups Swanson® Unsalted Chicken Broth or Swanson® Natural Goodness® Chicken Broth
  • 1 can (10 1/2 ounces) Campbell’s® Condensed Cheddar Cheese Soup
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 8 ounces uncooked penne pasta (about 2 2/3 cups) 
  • 16 ounces frozen pepper and onion blend
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese


  • Step 1

    Cook the sausage in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat until well browned, stirring often to separate meat.  Pour off any fat.  Remove the sausage from the skillet, cover and keep warm.

  • Step 2

    Add the broth, soup, garlic powder and onion powder and heat to a boil. Stir in the penne and frozen peppers and onions. Reduce the heat to medium. Cook for 15 minutes or until the penne is tender and the sauce has thickened, stirring occasionally.

  • Step 3

    Add the cheese and the sausage and stir until the cheese is melted.  Season to taste with salt and pepper.

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Calories 413
Total Fat 19 g
Sat. Fat 8 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 21 mg
Sodium 806 mg
Total Carb 38 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Sugar 4 g
Protein 18 g
Vitamin D 2 %DV
Calcium 12 %DV
Iron 10 %DV
Potassium 6 %DV
Calories 0
Total Fat 0 g
Sat. Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 0 mg
Total Carb 0 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Sugar 0 g
Protein 0 g
Vitamin D 2 %DV
Calcium 0 %DV
Iron 0 %DV
Potassium 6 %DV

This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.