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    Kick It up a Notch Macaroni and Cheese

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    25 mins

    35 mins

    southern chef in louisiana's Note:

    Homemade super cheesy mac and cheese with a spicy bite to it.

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    1. 1
      Cook elbow noodles according to directions.
    2. 2
      While the pasta is cooking cut 16 oz block of cheese into small cubes and slice the Velveeta into pieces.
    3. 3
      Drain the pasta when done, do not rinse.
    4. 4
      Return the pasta to the pot; add butter, milk, cheese cubes and slices to the hot pasta. Mix well until the Velveeta is melted.
    5. 5
      The mixture will be soupy and the cubes of cheese will not be melted completely.
    6. 6
      Add the peppers and salt and pepper to taste.
    7. 7
      Pour in baking dish. Cover with the 8 oz of cheddar that has been shredded.
    8. 8
      Bake at 350°F for 35 minutes. Top should be browned and pasta should be set.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 15, 2009


      Perhaps it's not fair to give it 5 stars since I didn't follow the recipe exactly, but it turned out so darn good, I couldn't give it less. I browsed so many recipes looking for one that I didn't have to make the cheese sauce separately and dirty another pot. The steps in this one suited me fine. My changes were to the boiled, drained noodles I added a whole 8-ounce bag of shredded sharp cheddar, a half of a bag of another and a half of a bag of shredded mozz; which was what I had in the fridge and I totally forgot the jalapeno. I didn't top it off with cheese; all my ingredients were mixed in, then poured into a grease-sprayed 9x13 pyrex dish. This turned out to be sooooo creamy and has become my go-to recipe for home-made mac and cheese. Next time I will try it with a kick. Thanks for submitting.

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    • on September 03, 2009


      We've made this twice in just two weeks. My Dh thought it was comparable to the Mac and Cheese my best friend makes and that is saying a lot. I picked this recipe because I didn't need to get a lot of pots dirty. I didn't use the jalapenos but I did add a little cayenne pepper, we don't like anything hot. I used monterey jack cheese and sharp cheddar cheese that I shredded and mixed it all in. I also used 1/4 cup butter and the second time I added about 1/4 cup more of milk. It was perfect for us. It had a great brown crust. We will make this often.

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    • on December 02, 2006


      This was excellent. Very cheesy with a wonderful flavor. I didn't have jalapeno peppers so heated it up a bit with crushed red pepper flakes and topped it off with Land Of Enchantment Spice Mix, which was a gift given to me by PaulaG. Added such a great flavor. I would have never thought to heat up mac and cheese. Thanks so much for posting.

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    Nutritional Facts for Kick It up a Notch Macaroni and Cheese

    Serving Size: 1 (276 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1205.7
    Calories from Fat 677
    Total Fat 75.3 g
    Saturated Fat 47.4 g
    Cholesterol 237.2 mg
    Sodium 2001.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 76.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.1 g
    Sugars 8.7 g
    Protein 55.5 g

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