Spicy Macaroni and Cheese Bake

"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."
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Ready In:
1hr 25mins




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

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  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. Very hearty and yummy recipe. I will definitely make this again. Thinking it will make a great addition to my *comfort food collection* for this winter too. Thank you:)


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