Spicy Mac and Cheese

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Ingredients

  • 1 pound elbow macaroni
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons Dixie Crystals Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup pepper jack, shredded
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella, shredded
  • 1/4 cup basil and tomato feta
  • Topping
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup Italian-style bread crumbs
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon salt

      Directions

      1.  Preheat oven to 350°F.
      2. Cook elbow macaroni according to package.  Bring water to a boil, add 1-tablespoon salt, add elbow macaroni, stir and return to a boil. Cook uncovered stirring occasionally for 10 minutes. Drain pasta and place back in pot.
      3. Grease a casserole dish with butter cooking spray, set aside.
      4. While pasta is cooking, mix olive oil, cayenne pepper, and Italian-style bread crumbs in a bowl (make sure olive oil is mixed throughout). Then heat a sauté pan on medium heat until lightly browned; about 2 minutes. Remove pan from heat and set aside.
      5. In a large bowl mix all cheeses together (cheddar, pepper jack, mozzarella, and feta).
      6. In a separate bowl, mix the cooled melted butter, 2 cups milk, 1 egg beaten, 1 teaspoon salt, 2 1/2 teaspoons sugar and black pepper.
      7. Pour cheese into cooked pasta and stir. After stirring in cheese, stir the milk mixture into the pasta and cheese.
      8. Pour mac and cheese mixture into a 3-quart oblong casserole baking dish. Sprinkle bread crumb topping on top of mac and cheese mixture.
      9. Cook on 350°F for 25 minutes until cheese is melted throughout and bread crumbs are toasted on top.
      Rate & Review

      Rating

      KatiesCucina
      Sep 01, 2014

      Very spicy mac and cheese thanks to the cayenne and pepper jack cheese. I made the recipe both as stove top and baked. I preferred the stove top method (quicker). Must like spicy food to enjoy this Mac and cheese!


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