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Spicy mac and cheese

Spicy mac and cheese is a quick and easy dish bursting with flavor. This creamy blend of cheddar and pepper jack cheese is spiced up with garlic, onion, smoked paprika, and cayenne pepper. Topped with crispy breadcrumbs, it's a cheesy delight that will leave you craving more.

½ pound elbow macaroni 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons flour 1 ½ cups milk 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded ½ cup pepper jack cheese, shredded ½ teaspoon garlic powder ½ teaspoon onion powder

INGREDIENTS

½ teaspoon smoked paprika ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon pepper 2 tablespoons panko breadcrumbs ½ tablespoon olive oil Fresh parsley, chopped for garnish

INGREDIENTS

Preheat the oven and butter a baking dish. Cook the macaroni in salted water until al dente. Drain and set aside.

STEP 1

1

In a saucepan, melt butter and whisk in flour. Gradually whisk in milk and cook until thickened. Add cheeses, spices, and stir until melted and smooth.

STEP 2

2

Add cooked macaroni to the cheese sauce and stir to combine. Pour into baking dish. Mix breadcrumbs and oil, sprinkle over mac and cheese.

STEP 3

3

Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown and bubbly. Garnish with parsley and serve hot.

STEP 4

4

1. Use a variety of flavorful spices to add depth and heat to your mac and cheese. 2. Be careful not to overcook the pasta, as it can become mushy in the cheesy sauce.

COOKING TIPS

1. Spicy Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese 2. Spicy Jalapeno Mac and Cheese 3. Spicy Chorizo and Pepper Jack Mac and Cheese 4. Spicy BBQ Pork Mac and Cheese 5. Spicy Chipotle Shrimp Mac and Cheese

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