Sausage Topped Mac & Cheese


If you’ve been by our Pike Place Market location – you may be one of the lucky ones who have tried our “World’s Best” Mac & Cheese topped with sausage. With a mindblowing combination of flavor in every bite, this dish is sure to be your next favorite.

Fraunheimer Mac and Cheese

Cooking and Serving Tips

You have two options when it comes to cooking sausage – on the stovetop or on the grill. For this recipe, we cooked our sausages on the stovetop. This process helps to maintain some of the moisture and leaves you with a plump, photo-ready sausage. If you don’t mind your sausage losing some of its volume, opting for the grill is a great choice. If you do, grill the sausages for 2 to 3 minutes on each side over medium-high heat or until they are heated through to 165 °F when tested with a thermometer.

Equally important to cooking is cutting! We cut our sausages at a 45° angle in 1-inch pieces. After many tests, we found this method provided the ultimate sausage to mac and cheese ratio (seriously, it’s a science). Three noodles, some Flagship cheese sauce, and a slice of sausage = PERFECTION.

Serve & Store

Let cool for 5 minutes before serving. Enjoy hot. Leftovers can be stored in the fridge for 2 to 3 days.



  1. Cook “World’s Best” Mac & Cheese according to cooking instructions.
  2. In a large frying pan over medium-heat, add 3/4-cup water and the sausages. Cook the sausage for 10 to 12 minutes, turning frequently to evenly brown. Sausages will be done when they are heated through to 165°F when tested with a thermometer. (Water will evaporate while cooking.)
  3. Once your sausages are fully cooked, cut them into 1-inch pieces.
  4. Immediately after removing the mac and cheese from the oven, top with cooked sausage slices.
  5. Let set for 5 minutes. Serve hot.

*We used bratwurst sausages, but any kind works! Use your favorite in this recipe – hot links, Italian, Kielbasas, whatever your heart desires!

Prep Time:

15 minutes

Cook Time:

40 to 50 minutes

Total Time:

1 hour 5 minutes


2 to 4 (as a side)


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