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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Spicy Macaroni & Cheese



This recipe comes from the Pioneer Woman and if you've never tried anything by Ree Drummond (the Pioneer Woman) you are truly missing out. Pretty much everything she makes is delectable and this recipe is no exception.

This is one of my favorite new recipes.

Other Mac & Cheese Recipes from Vegetarian & Cooking!:
Mac & Cheese Stuffed Peppers
Tomato Soup Mac & Cheese
Mac & Cheese Pizza
Grilled Mac & Cheese Sandwich
Panera Mac & Cheese

Ingredients:
-4 cups cooked macaroni or cavatappi
-1 tablespoon olive oil
-1/4 to 1/2 finely diced red onion
-Equal amount diced red bell pepper
-1 finely diced jalapeno
-1 4 oz can chopped green chilies
-1 cup frozen corn
-2 to 3 cloves garlic, chopped
-1 cup cream
-1 generous cup grated Pepper Jack cheese
-2 tablespoons butter
-Salt
-Pepper

Saute your veggies in oil for a few minutes.
Saute them as long as you like, al dente or soft.
Add the chilies.
Add the drained pasta, stir.
Pour in cream. Stir in cheese, salt and pepper to taste.
Stir in the cheesy goodness.
Add two tablespoons of butter and stir the butter into the pasta.
Serve quickly because this won't last long.


This recipe went over really well with my family. Becky and I made it together and my dad tried some too, My dad said he would have preferred if all of the vegetable proportions had been scaled down. I personally enjoyed the kick that this recipe had, it was a nice grown-up version of my mac and cheese favorite, the pepper and pepper jack cheese added great flavor to the recipe.

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