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Spicy mac and cheese
« on: January 13, 2011, 09:29:32 AM »
Purple Palm's recipe gets its kick from puréed chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. The subtle heat provides a nice contrast to the rich creaminess of the sauce and makes for a fun take on this favorite dish.


Spicy mac and cheese


Total time: 55 minutes

Servings: 6 to 8

Note: Adapted from Purple Palm.

1 tablespoon butter

1 tablespoon flour

1 cup milk

1 cup heavy cream

2 to 4 tablespoons puréed canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce (puréed using a food processor or blender), or to taste

1 pound grated medium cheddar cheese (about 5 cups), divided

Salt and pepper

1 pound macaroni

1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil to cook the macaroni. Heat the oven to 375 degrees.

2. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Stir in the flour and cook until it makes a smooth paste.

3. Whisk in the milk and cream, making sure there are no lumps, then whisk in the chipotle peppers and adobo sauce.

4. Stir in all but one-half cup of the grated cheese, a little at a time, until all the cheese is melted and incorporated. Season with 1 1/2 teaspoons salt and one-fourth teaspoon pepper, or to taste. Remove from heat and set aside in a warm place.

5. Cook the macaroni according to the manufacturer's instructions. Drain the cooked macaroni and stir the noodles in with the cheese mixture.

6. Place the macaroni and cheese into a greased 8-inch square baking dish and sprinkle over the remaining grated cheese.

7. Place the baking dish in the oven and cook until the top is golden brown and the cheese is melted through, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat and cool slightly before serving.

Each of 8 servings: 589 calories; 24 grams protein; 47 grams carbohydrates; 3 grams fiber; 34 grams fat; 21 grams saturated fat; 108 mg. cholesterol; 894 mg. sodium.

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Re: Spicy mac and cheese
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2011, 08:29:04 AM »
Mac and cheese can be made spicy by adding cayenne or hot sauce too.  
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Re: Spicy mac and cheese
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2011, 09:46:10 AM »
 :nod:
OLD BAY ;) MILD, TINGLY, SPICEY
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Re: Spicy mac and cheese
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2011, 10:27:49 AM »
Thanks for the tip on using Old Bay in mac and cheese.  :nod:   Had not thought about that.
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Re: Spicy mac and cheese
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2011, 10:36:44 AM »
I ONLY SHARE WITH "FAMILY"  ;) ;D :hugs: :kisses:
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Re: Spicy mac and cheese
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2011, 05:47:23 PM »
Did someone say mac and cheese?  :o

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Re: Spicy mac and cheese
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2011, 11:33:52 PM »
Here is my mac and cheese.   It is a favorite of everyone that has had it.

« Last Edit: January 30, 2011, 02:25:41 AM by The Sloping Hills and Verdent Green »


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Re: Spicy mac and cheese
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2011, 12:04:15 AM »
Looks great Slope!!  :clap: :clap: :clap:   :bow: :bow: :bow:



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Re: Spicy mac and cheese
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2011, 04:34:20 PM »
Slope, are you sharing that recipe?? :nod:

I have a recipe that I use based on one of the restaurants here(Community Q's Three Cheese Mac and Cheese) but I'm always trying to switch it up....

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Re: Spicy mac and cheese
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2011, 08:23:37 AM »
Slope, are you sharing that recipe?? :nod:

I have a recipe that I use based on one of the restaurants here(Community Q's Three Cheese Mac and Cheese) but I'm always trying to switch it up....

Just curious, what 3 cheeses do they use?   :shrug:
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Re: Spicy mac and cheese
« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2011, 10:15:09 AM »
Jaimac: sharp cheddar, Monterey Jack, and Parmesan

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Re: Spicy mac and cheese
« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2011, 11:19:28 AM »
Thanks LaDuke.
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Re: Spicy mac and cheese
« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2011, 12:13:48 PM »
Community Q’s Three Cheese Mac and Cheese

Hands on: 15 minutes Total time: 1 hour Serves: 4

Chef-owner David Roberts, formerly of Sam & Dave’s in Marietta, is as famous for his macaroni and cheese as he is for his beef brisket. His new ’cue joint, Community Q in Decatur, offers his three-cheese rendition.

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1 (16-ounce) box rigatoni noodles

8 ounces shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided

8 ounces shredded Monterey Jack cheese, divided

4 ounces grated fresh Parmesan cheese, divided

2 cups heavy cream

Freshly ground pepper (if desired), to taste

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bring a large pot of water to boil over high heat and season with salt. Add pasta and cook until just tender, about 12 minutes or according to package instructions. Drain well in a colander without rinsing.

Transfer the pasta to a large bowl. Add half the cheddar, Monterey Jack and Parmesan, reserving the rest for the top. Add heavy cream and stir to combine. Taste and adjust for seasoning with salt and pepper. Transfer the noodle mixture to a medium buttered gratin dish or casserole. Sprinkle remaining cheddar, Monterey Jack and Parmesan cheeses on top. Bake until bubbly and golden brown, 30 to 45 minutes. Remove to a rack to cool slightly before serving.

Only thing I do differently is use whole wheat noodles instead of the regular noodles....can't taste the difference....

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Re: Spicy mac and cheese
« Reply #13 on: February 06, 2011, 03:44:17 PM »
Slope, are you sharing that recipe?? :nod:

I have a recipe that I use based on one of the restaurants here(Community Q's Three Cheese Mac and Cheese) but I'm always trying to switch it up....

It is a recipe I got from my mother.  I always have to make extra for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners.

2 cups of Macaroni
1 lb of extra sharp cheedar cheese - grated
1.5 cups of milk
2 eggs
1/2 stick of butter or margarine
Salt and pepper to taste

Boil macaroni until done
Grate cheese
Mix all ingredients in a large mixing bowl
Spray baking dish with Pam or your choice of a non stick spray
Top with additional shredded extra sharp cheese
Bake at 350 for 30 - 45 minutes.


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Re: Spicy mac and cheese
« Reply #14 on: February 08, 2011, 11:22:13 AM »
Has anybody tried Cream Cheese?
What about Buttermilk?
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