Mac ‘n Cheese With A Little Kick

MAC & CHEESE with a LITTLE KICK

What You’ll Need:

  • 16 oz. macaroni pasta
  • 8 Tbsp butter
  • 8 Tbps flour
  • 2 c cream
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 tsp salt
  • freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 4 c shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup-3/4 c spicy jalapeño dip (purchased at favorite deli)
  • 1/2 c panko bread crumbs, buttered

What To Do:

  1.  Pre-heat oven 400 degrees fahrenheit.
  2.  Cook and drain macaroni according to package directions; set aside.
  3.  In a large saucepan melt butter.
  4.  Add flour mixed with salt and pepper, using a whisk to stir until well blended.
  5.  Pour milk and cream in gradually; stirring constantly.
  6.  Bring to boiling point and boil 2 minutes (stirring constantly).
  7.  Reduce heat and cook (stirring constantly) 10 minutes.
  8.  Add shredded cheddar little by little and simmer an additional 5 minutes, or until cheese melts.
  9.  Add desired amount of jalapeño dip.
  10.  Turn off flame (very important not to burn down the house)
  11.  Add macaroni to the saucepan and toss to coat with the cheese sauce.
  12.  Transfer macaroni to a buttered baking dish.
  13.  Sprinkle with breadcrumbs.
  14.  Bake ~20 minutes until the top is golden brown. You may broil at very end to finish browning process

This recipe was slightly altered (jalapeño dip added), but originally derived from Food.com.

Posted on January 22, 2019 at 2:43 am
Denise Hallerbach | Category: Favorite Recipes | Tagged

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