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moroccan macaroni and cheese

Recipe by
raymond spencer
st bernard, LA

i hope you love this new mac and cheese recipe,with a kick of moroccan flavor.

yield 12 serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For moroccan macaroni and cheese

  • 2 Tbsp
    ground turmeric
  • 1 Tbsp
    ground cumin
  • 1 Tbsp
    ground coriander
  • 2 tsp
  • 2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1 tsp
    dried thyme
  • 1/4 tsp
    cayenne pepper
  • 1 lb
    elbow macaroni
  • 6 Tbsp
  • 1
    purple onion,chopped
  • 1
    medium carrot,diced
  • 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 2 c
    cold milk
  • 2 c
    heavy cream
  • 1 pkg
    cream cheese,softened
  • 8 oz
    shredded sharp cheddar cheese(about 2 cups)
  • 8 oz
    shredded pepper jack cheese(about 2 cups)
  • 11/2 c
    crushed corn chips

How To Make moroccan macaroni and cheese

  • 1
    For moroccan spice mix;add all ingredients into small bowl,mix well.
  • 2
    Preheat oven to 375 degrees F,line a large baking sheet with foil.
  • 3
    Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.Cook macaroni until al dente,about 8 minutes.Drain;rinse under cold water.
  • 4
    Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-low heat.Add onion and carrot and saute until soft,about 10 minutes.Sprinkle flour and 2 teaspoons moroccan spice mix on onion mixture and cook,stirring constantly,3 minutes.Add milk and heavy cream,slowly whisk together.Raise heat to medium and slowly bring to a simmer,stirring constantly.Cook 2 minutes.Stir in cream cheese.Set aside.
  • 5
    Add 1 1/2 cups cheddar and all pepper jack cheese to skillet and cook,stirring,until all cheese are melted.Season with 1 tablespoon moroccan spice mix.
  • 6
    Add pasta to skillet;stir.Mist a 13-by-9-inch baking dish with cooking spray and pour in pasta mixture.
  • 7
    In a small bowl,combine corn chips with remaining cheddar cheese and 1 tablespoon moroccan spice mix;sprinkle over pasta.Place dish on lined baking sheet;bake until pasta mixture is bubbling and top is golden,40 to 45 minutes.Let rest for 5 minutes;serve.