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smokey-spicy mac & cheese

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Christine M.
Medford, MA

I'm always experimenting with mac & cheese, but this one has by far been my favorite combination of cheeses. I just made it for two, but you can easily double the recipe for more.

(1 rating)
yield 2 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 20 Min

Ingredients For smokey-spicy mac & cheese

  • 2 c
    pasta shells, giant (or other pasta of your choice)
  • 4 Tbsp
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 1 c
  • 3/4 c
    smoked cheddar, shredded (i used tillamook, white smoked cheddar with peppercorns)
  • 1/2 c
    habanero cheddar cheese or pepper jack cheese
  • 1/4 c
    sharp cheddar
  • 2 dash
    hot sauce (try a smoked hot sauce, like the tabasco chipotle)
  • 2 dash
    worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 c
    bread crumbs, dry

How To Make smokey-spicy mac & cheese

  • 1
    Cook pasta according to directions and set aside; pre-heat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • 2
    While pasta is cooking, shred/grate your cheese, if necessary.
  • 3
    Melt butter in medium saucepan over medium heat; add flour and milk, stir constantly, until you have a thick and smooth constancy. Reduce heat to a low temperature and add the cheese, worcestershire sauce, and hot sauce. Stir constantly and continue to heat until all the cheese is melted and the mixture is smooth.
  • 4
    Add pasta to the cheese mixture and mix well.
  • 5
    Pour mac and cheese into a small, oven safe, casserole dish. Top the pasta with a thin layer of bread crumbs. Bake for 15 minutes and then broil for 2 minutes on low to brown bread crumbs. Enjoy! note: if you prefer, you can eat as is without baking in the oven. I just really love a baked mac and cheese!

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