poutine mac and cheese with andouille gravy

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Welcome to Mac and Cheese Mania!

I hope you brought your appetite with you this Monday morning because we are about to roll, bake, fry, dip, and cheese the cheese out of this old school comfort food.

Oh, yeah, baby. The lovely Rachel, author of Rachel Cook’s, and the sizzling Brandy, author of Nutmeg Nanny, decided the world needed more carb-a-lious recipes for the cheese-covered pasta.  So, they asked a group of fabulous food bloggers to create a spread of the sexiest, most decadent, two-elbows up mac and cheese dishes for y’all.

poutine mac and cheese with andouille gravy

But! Before we get to the juicy dishes and fab prizes, can we pa-lease talk about this poutine mac and cheese with andioulle gravy? I have a fry addiction. Like I crave McDonald’s fries with spicy hot mustard sauce, or the ‘ol french fry dip into a Wendy’s Frosty. O.M.G.

So naturally, I HAD to put fries on top of creamy, cheddar-y mac and cheese and smother the top with andouille gravy. I mean, where would my manners be? This is after all Mac and Cheese MANIA!!!

poutine mac and cheese with andouille gravy www.climbinggriermountain.com

Okay, now for the details. Don’t forget to link up your favorite Mac and Cheese recipes on either Brandy or Rachel’s sites!

You could win some serious fantastic prizes like……… Door to Door Organics Gift Card, OXO Gift Baskets, Zak Designs Prize Pack, a year’s supply of Cabot cheese, a Vermont Creamery gift basket, a risotto kit from Marx Foods, Barilla pasta, Anolon Advanced Bronze 4.5 Qt. Tapered Stockpot, Rachel Ray Stoneware Casseroval, Wusthof CLASSIC  Studio Block Set, Microplane Graters and Kitchen Tools, a SavorX Starter Block with spices and Le Gordon Bleu by Swissmar over to table roasters.  All giveaways open to U.S. residents over the age of 18 only.

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Also, a HUGE thanks to our sponsors for making Mac and Cheese Mania possible: Door to Door Organics and OXO!

Make sure to grab a fork and check out the rest of the cheese spread!

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Buffalo Cheddar Mac and Cheese by Eats Well With Others
Creamy Spinach Artichoke Macaroni and Cheese with Gouda by Sarah’s Cucina Bella
Light Sweet Potato Mac ‘n Cheese Recipe by Cookin’ Canuck
Macaroni and Cheese Fritters by Amuse Your Bouche
Skinny Chicken Mac and Cheese Casserole by A Zesty Bite
Creamy Pancetta + Leek Macaroni and Cheese by Simply Scratch
Smoked Bacon Mac and Cheese by Cravings of a Lunatic
Pizza Mac and Cheese by Very Culinary
Crab Mac and Cheese by Dine & Dish
Bacon & Eggs Breakfast Mac & Cheese by Sweet Remedy
Fried Mac & Cheese Balls by The Little Kitchen
Sweet Pork Macaroni and Cheese by Oh, Sweet Basil
Butternut Squash Quinoa Mac n’ Cheese Bake by Queen of Quinoa
Lightened Up Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese by Prevention RD
Butternut Mac and Cheese with Pretzel Crust by Healthy. Delicious.
Skinny Greek Mac and Cheese with Crunchy Pita Chip Topping by The Law Student’s Wife
Potato Skin Mac and Cheese by Eat Your Heart Out
Homestyle Baked Mac & Cheese by Pocket Change Gourmet
Bacon Mac and Cheese Egg Rolls by Miss in the Kitchen
Pepper Jack Mac and Cheese by Crunchy Creamy Sweet
Blue Cheese Bechamel Mac and Cheese by Sweetphi
Korean Mac & Cheese by Cooking with Books
Black and Blue Mac and Cheese by Fabtastic Eats
Tomato and Leek Mac and Cheese by Susie Freaking Homemaker
Healthier Mac & Cheese with Chipotle Peppers by Go Gingham
Mac and Cheese Ice Cream by Fat Girl Trapped in a Skinny Body
Blue Cheese & Bacon Macaroni & Cheese by Gimme Some Oven
Poutine Mac and Cheese with Andouille Gravy by Climbing Grier Mountain
Double Smoked Chicken Mac and Cheese by Girl Carnivore
Creamy Greek Yogurt Mac and Cheese with Peas and Bacon by Running to the Kitchen
Nudel Gratin by Crumbs and Chaos
Mushroom and Truffle Sea Salt White Cheddar Macaroni and Cheese by Big Bear’s Wife
Roasted Poblano and Goat Cheese Mac by Daisy at Home
Creamy Cauliflower ‘n Cheese with Bacon by Barefeet in the Kitchen
Wisconsin Cheese, Brats, and Onion Macaroni and Cheese by a farmgirl’s dabbles
Spinach Queso Mac & Cheese by Bake Your Day
Roasted Garlic Mac and Cheese with a Pancetta Parmesan Crust by Mountain Mama Cooks
French Onion Mac & Cheese by Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts
Healthier Macaroni and Cheese by Texanerin Baking
Pulled Pork Mac and Cheese by CafeTerraBlog
Macaroni and Cheese Stuffed Peppers by Cook the Story
Jack Daniels Mac and Cheese by The Slow Roasted Italian
Lobster Mac and Cheese by FoodieCrush
Green Chili 5-cheese Baked Mac and Cheese by A Southern Fairytale
Homemade Elbow Noodle Tutorial + a Recipe for Roasted Veggie Mac by Bakeaholic Mama
Salsa Verde Mac-n-Cheese (two ways) by Eat2Gather
Cauliflower Mac and Cheese with Crispy Panko Topping by The Lemon Bowl

Poutine Mac and Cheese with Andouille Gravy

Ingredients:

For the poutine:

1 package of Alexi Food sweet potato fries

For the andouille gravy:

½ pound andouille, diced

1 tablespoon olive oil

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

¾ cup chicken stock

Salt and pepper to taste

For the mac an cheese:

1 pound elbow pasta

3 tablespoons unsalted butter

3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 cup whole milk

1 ½ cups cheddar cheese, shredded

Salt and pepper to taste

Parsley, garnish


Directions:

For the poutine:

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Place fries on a baking sheet and bake for about 25 minutes or until golden brown. Set aside.


For the andouille gravy:

Preheat a skillet to medium heat. Add olive oil and andouille sausage to pan. Sauté andouille for a couple of minutes. Remove from heat and set aside. In the same skillet, melt the butter. Add the flour creating a roux and whisk for a minute letting the flour flavor cook out. Whisk in the chicken stock. Keeping whisking until the flour has been incorporated and there are zero lumps. Keep whisking until the sauce begins to thicken about 3 or 4 minutes. Add the andouille back in the skillet and stir.


For the mac and cheese:

Bring a pot of water to boil. Add elbow pasta to pot and cook according to package directions. Drain pasta and put pasta back in pot. Meanwhile, preheat a saucepan to medium heat and melt butter. Add the flour creating a roux and whisk for a minute letting the flour flavor cook out. Whisk in the milk. Keeping whisking until the flour has been incorporated and there are zero lumps. Keep whisking until the sauce begins to thicken about 3 or 4 minutes. Add the cheddar cheese, salt and pepper. Stir to make sure everything is combined. Pour cheese sauce in pot with the elbow pasta and stir.


To serve: pour mac and cheese into a skillet, top with poutine, and drizzle andouille gravy over top. Garnish with parsley.