Spicy Macaroni and Cheese Bake

Total Time
1hr 25mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 40 mins

This recipe came from what my mom referred to as the 'spice' cookbook. I grew up with it and am happy to share it. It's pretty simple to make. Make a roux, add to pasta. It is a favorite at potlucks but can be altered for smaller groups. You can make it as spicy as you like. I usually make a SPICY half and a not so spicy half.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Grate cheese and set aside.
  2. Cook macaroni following directions on package and set aside.
  3. For the roux Melt butter, remove from heat.
  4. Mix flour, seasoned stock base and seasonings.
  5. Slowly add mixture to butter.
  6. Cook over low heat. stirring, until mixture is smooth and bubbly. Do not allow to brown.
  7. Remove from heat and slowly stir in milk.
  8. Bring to a boil, stirring, and cook until sauce thinkens.
  9. Add 2 cups of the cheese and stir unil melted.
  10. Place half the macaroni in a buttered 13 x 9 x 2 inch baking dish.
  11. Sprinkle with half of remaining cheese.
  12. Pour half of sauce over all.
  13. Top with layer of macaroni and the rest of the cheese.
  14. Pour remaining cheese sauce over all. Sprinkel with paprika.
  15. Bake in 350 oven 30 to 40 minutes.
  16. Serve hot from baking dish.


Most Helpful

Excellent macaroni! The spicy Monterey was a great change to a traditional comfort food for me. I cut the recipe in half, and used regular paprika in lieu of the sweet. I'll definitely be making this again! Made for PAC Spring '08

Lazarus May 26, 2008

I have tried several macaroni recipes on Zaar & this one is by far the best. Creamy, Cheesy, Delicious, what more can I say.... Adopted from the orphanage at PAC 2008.

Nasseh May 16, 2008

Reviewed for PAC Spring 2008. I liked the extra spicy kick of this mac and cheese recipe. The pan was almost not big enough :D

Nyteglori April 22, 2008

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