Macaroni Cheese Bake with Kransky Sausage + Oliving by Hans

This is a sponsored posts by Oliving by Hans and Marmot Inc.

macaroni cheese with kransky sausage
We enjoy smallgoods in our house and quite often I buy packaged small goods because of convenience. When it comes to buying food, I’m a serial label reader. I probably take a lot more time than usual to complete my shop because it’s spent checking things like saturated fat contents, carbohydrates and additives. I always do my best to buy the healthiest food possible.

When I was asked if I’d be interested in previewing the new Oliving by Hans range which uses olive oil to replace some of the saturated animal fats usually present in small goods, I jumped at the opportunity.

It was a theme of ‘Country Meets City’ last week when I was invited to watch Brendan and Lydia from Stay At Home Mum cook for us using the Oliving by Hans products. But before the cooking began, we went to the fresh food markets in Brisbane City and sought out the ingredients for the delicious lunch that was to be made. I’d really only used small goods like ham, salami, turkey and sausage on platters or in sandwiches, so to learn about other ways to use them to feed a family was fantastic and inspiring.

Here’s the video so you can see what we got up to and it includes links to some of the recipes that I share below and more. (can you spot me in the video?)


oliving by hans
Now, I thought I made the worlds best potato salad  but when they added Oliving by Hans drunken chorizo (they caramelised the chorizo with onions, brown sugar and a bit of bourbon) my mouth absolutely watered.

Oliving by Hans ChorizoOliving by Hans Chorizo
It was the first time I’d eaten bacon and maple syrup pancakes. I was told that they would ‘blow my mind’ and this they did. These were made with the Oliving by Hans Rindless pan-sized Bacon.

oliving by hans bacon and maple syrup pancakes
Oliving by Hans Pan-sized bacon
I’m also going to steal this idea for my next party….Oliving by Hans Smoked Turkey wrapped blue cheese, slivered almonds and beetroot relish. Delicious and simple!

oliving by hans turkey wrapped blue cheese
I take my responsibility to shop and feed my family very seriously. It’s about buying the healthiest options we can afford as well as food that my fussy eater will at least attempt to eat.

So why is Oliving by Hans such a great fit for my family? It’s because they have very cleverly replaced some of the saturated fat with olive oil. After tasting various products from the Oliving by Hans range, I can definitely say that even though some of the saturated fat animal fat has been removed, it definitely doesn’t lose its taste or texture, in fact everything tasted great.

The goal with the Oliving by Hans range is that they use high quality meat that is lower in fat and directly incorporate top quality olive oil in its natural form, thus adding taste! Oliving by Hans was actually inspired by the Mediterranean diet where olive oil is consumed in high quantities and in places like Greece, a country which actually has the lowest rate of coronary heart disease in the world. Think of olive oil as a natural fruit juice and a natural source of ‘good’ fat.

Oliving by Hans range
 

I could go on about how much I love the Oliving by Hans range and the idea behind it, but I wanted to share a recipe that I put together using the diverse Oliving by Hans Cheese Kransky. This macaroni cheese bake would have to be the ultimate in comfort food and adding the kransky to it just gave it something a little extra. And don’t forget, you can have it with a green salad to satisfy the food groups!

I had to tell Mr. G to slow down a little when he was eating this (he said it tasted so good) and it was a winner with my fussy eater, Elliott (which determines most of the things I cook these days).

Macaroni Cheese Bake with Kransky Sausage

 

macaroni cheese with kransky

Ingredients

  •  250g macaroni pasta
  • 50g butter
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 tspn minced garlic
  • 2 Oliving by Hans Cheese Kransky Sausages, sliced
  • 1/4 cup plain flour
  • 2 cups hot milk
  • 1/2 cup grated tasty cheese + extra for the top

Method

  1. Preheat your oven to 180°C.
  2. Cook the macaroni according to the instructions on the packet.
  3. Heat the butter in a large saucepan and then add the onion, garlic and kransky and saute for about 4 minutes until onion is translucent and a golden colour, being careful not to burn.
  4. Sprinkle the flour over the onion and kransky mix and stir in well. Cook for a couple of minutes and then gradually add the hot milk. Continue stirring until the mixture is smooth.
  5. Simmer for about 5 minutes. You will notice the mixture will start to get thicker. Add the cheese and season with salt and pepper.
  6. Spoon the cooked macaroni into the saucepan and mix together. Then transfer to an oven safe baking dish.
  7. Sprinkle the top with cheese.
  8. Place in the oven and bake for 10 minutes or until golden.
  9. Serve with a side of green salad.

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Where to buy Oliving by Hans?

  • Woolworths, Coles, IGA and independent stores.
  • The product is already on the shelf in Coles and will start to be stocked in Woolworths towards the end of the month.

To find out more about the Oliving by Hans range, visit their website by clicking here

Giveaway

I bet you want to go out and try this awesome new range, right? Well the folks at Oliving by Hans have been so great to give me 4 x $30 Coles vouchers to give away to four lucky winners! All you have to do is follow the instructions in the rafflecopter and leave a comment on the blog answering the question. Simple!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

And the winners are….

 

Rachel K

Elise E

Helen W

Jasmine N

Your coles voucher will be sent to the email which you registered on your rafflecopter entry.

Terms & Conditions
1. This competition is open from now until Friday 17th October 2014 12am Australian EST
2. The winners will be announced on this blog. Please supply a valid email address. You will have 3 days to respond, otherwise the prize will be reassessed.
3. The prize is not transferable, changeable or redeemable for cash
4. The prize will not be replaced in the event that it is stolen, lost or damaged in transit
5. The Multitasking Mummy accepts no responsibility for prizes sent by Oliving by Hans.
6. This competition is open to Australian Residents only (excluding residents of the ACT due to their gaming laws).
7. This giveaway is not associated, sponsored, endorsed or administered by Facebook.
8. This giveaway is based on a game of skill and the four most creative responses will be selected as the winner.
You can see my disclosure policy here.

Eva Lewis (The Multitasking Woman)

Eva is the Editor and Owner of The Multitasking Woman - a lifestyle and parenting blog.She always has her fingers in many different pies but wouldn't have it any other way. Eva is a Mum to her 4-year-old son, 2 month old daughter, two chickens, one dog and a fish called Bob and a wife to Mr G. They all live happily in their little cottage on the outskirts of Brisbane.

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  1. Lara at This Charming Mum
    October 10, 2014 / 6:17 am

    Lovely to see you at this event Eva. That chorizo potato salad was amazing! Your macaroni cheese looks yummy too. I’m sure my kids would love it 🙂

  2. Lucy @ Bake Play Smile
    October 10, 2014 / 8:14 am

    Oh yum!!!!! This looks incredible – gosh I love kransky!!! Mmm I’ll definitely be making your recipe 🙂 Thanks so much for linking up with our Fabulous Foodie Fridays party! xx

  3. Kylie Maddock
    October 10, 2014 / 9:25 am

    I’d love to try the Chorizo, very interested to see if the olive oil affects the texture.

  4. bubble936
    October 10, 2014 / 3:44 pm

    I would love to try chorizo and make your potato salad recipe shown above.

    Entered as sapna sharma in the rafflecopter above.

  5. Annaleis Topham
    October 10, 2014 / 6:35 pm

    That drunk chorizo because … well… bourbon!

  6. marypreston
    October 10, 2014 / 7:24 pm

    The Traditional Ham makes my shopping list first of all. Sunday night toasted sandwiches – our tradition. The Traditional Ham looks & sounds mighty tasty.

  7. Wendy Hatton
    October 11, 2014 / 10:57 am

    Your description of Oliving by Hans drunken chorizo made my mouth water. I think I’d try that!

  8. Jocelyn R
    October 11, 2014 / 8:09 pm

    I’d like to try the Traditional Ham, we use a heap of it a home, sandwiches, pizzas, salads and I sometimes use as a substitute for bacon when I’ve run out!

  9. Rachel K
    October 12, 2014 / 1:31 am

    I was trying trying to think of something funny to say but jokes about German sausages are the “wurst” and “chessy” jokes make me “kranksy” so I guess I have to save the Hans Oliving Pan “Bacon!”

  10. Merryl Donn
    October 12, 2014 / 8:02 am

    Chorizo. We love spicy food and chorizos are the perfect addition to omelettes and pizzas.

  11. Sarah Armstrong
    October 13, 2014 / 10:11 am

    I’d love to try the Hans Rindless pan-sized Bacon. My hubby always gets me to cut the rind of our bacon

  12. Melissa Jones
    October 14, 2014 / 12:29 pm

    My boy loves crispy chorizo! Oliving by Hans chorizo is 35% reduced fat, 28% reduced saturated fat and gluten free, definitely love to try this out!

  13. kookla123
    October 14, 2014 / 1:56 pm

    I love bacon, so my pick would definitely be bacon. It is so versatile and can be used in many dishes I make; quiches, fried rice, pasta bakes and more!

  14. Mellie Jane
    October 14, 2014 / 3:13 pm

    would love to try the chicken breast and the cheese kransky both big hits in my house

  15. October 14, 2014 / 5:04 pm

    Would love to try the “Chicken” – it sounds so yummy.
    Oh and I have never tried Bacon with Pancakes.

  16. Elise
    October 16, 2014 / 6:35 pm

    Oh my gosh that Kransky MacNcheese looks insanely delicious. I’d love to tuck some of that Chicken breast away in the fridge at work though, I need a good, top quality sandwich meat that can store nicely and will keep me away from all the local takeaway!

  17. Angela Hogan
    October 16, 2014 / 8:58 pm

    THe chicken breast sounds good

  18. jowill
    October 19, 2014 / 4:47 pm

    I’d love to try the turkey breast. This might make me feel that Christmas is just a little closer than it is and motivate me to start planning!

  19. Rachel
    October 21, 2014 / 10:07 pm

    The Chorizo – and drunken chorizo sounds even better

  20. Chelsea Downer
    October 22, 2014 / 6:07 am

    Definitely the chorizo! I would love to taste that bad boy in a gumbo 🙂

  21. Jade R
    October 22, 2014 / 12:48 pm

    I love to try the Chorizo, it is my most favourite thing to cook with in pasta and would be interested to see how this compares to the one I usually buy!! Yummo!!

  22. October 23, 2014 / 11:00 pm

    The Kabana because I could eat sausages of that stuff because it reminds me of Christmas. Add a block of cheese and pickles onions and hello Christmas Party in my mouth. 🙂

  23. Lndeang
    October 24, 2014 / 4:05 pm

    So hungry now, some fab dishes…well done you

  24. Michelle Roberts
    October 25, 2014 / 2:49 pm

    Kransky Sausage, so versatile, can be added to almost any meal and the kids love them.

  25. October 25, 2014 / 6:55 pm

    The Chorizo for sure! We frequently make a tomato, garlic, chorizo and pasta dish that I’m sure will only be enhanced by the Hans flavour.

  26. carly
    October 27, 2014 / 10:36 pm

    the kabana with cheese, olives, jatz and mussels

  27. Helen
    October 30, 2014 / 11:01 am

    The hungarian salami. It’s definitely my weakness! I can eat it straight out of the fridge or, if I can restrain myself long enough, wrap it around a gherkin and slice of cheese. It really jazzes up a sandwich, goes great on pizza, so versatile and so yum!

  28. Andreea Nicolescu
    October 30, 2014 / 11:11 am

    All of it…I cant pick, but would have to say the traditional ham as my three year old loves ham

  29. Jasmine Nelson
    October 30, 2014 / 11:12 am

    EXERCISE
    …EX..ER..CISE
    …EX..AR..SIZE
    …EGGS…ARE…SIDES
    …FOR BACON…
    BACON.
    (Bacon is always the answer)

  30. Corrie Pierce
    October 30, 2014 / 12:41 pm

    Macaroni Cheese Bake with Kransky Sauages looks so yummy, bringing a little pizazz to an otherwise (yummy) ordinary dish… YUM!

  31. Natasha
    October 30, 2014 / 12:48 pm

    No sandwich is complete without traditional ham. I love ham – it’s perfect for school lunches, work lunch and Christmas parties.