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Recipe: Chef Jeff's Hot Sausage Macaroni and Cheese

Chef Jeff is an award-winning chef who rose from humble beginnings to become the first African American chef at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas.

He has gone on to become the successful host of several TV shows, including Flip My Food, which airs weekdays and Saturdays at noon on FOX19 NOW.

[WATCH: 19 Questions with Chef Jeff]

Chef Jeff stopped by the studio to whip up some Hot Sausage Macaroni and Cheese. Here's the recipe:

WHAT YOU'LL NEED

1 tablespoon unsalted butter

2 cups hot sausages, diced

3 tablespoons yellow onion, small diced

1 tablespoon garlic, minced

1 ¼ cups heavy cream

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

¾ cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded

½ cup smoked Gouda cheese, shredded

1/3 cup Monterey Jack cheese, shredded

½ cups elbow macaroni, ready cooked

Kosher salt to taste

Freshly ground black pepper to taste

2 tablespoons Italian parsley, chopped

WHAT TO DO

1. Heat a large nonstick saucepan over medium-high heat. Add butter and sausage. Sauté 4 minutes or until browned. Combine cream and flour in a small bowl. Stir well with a whisk.

2. Add cream mixture to pan, bring to a boil stirring constantly. Reduce heat to medium. Stir in cheeses, onion powder, and garlic salt; cook 3 minutes or until cheeses melt, stir constantly. Stir in pasta and garnish with parsley, if desired. Serve immediately.

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