Kicked Up Mac and Cheese

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups rotelle pasta
  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 3 teaspoons hot pepper sauce
  • 1 cup shredded pepperjack cheese
  • 1 ½ cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ⅓ cup dry bread crumbs
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 375degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • Step 2

    Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.

  • Step 3

    In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt 2 tablespoons butter.Whisk in flour and cook, stirring, 1 minute.A little at a time, whisk in milk, mustard, salt, pepper and hot sauce.Bring to a gentle boil, stirring constantly.Boil 1 minute, then remove from heat and whisk in pepperjack, Cheddar and Parmesan until smooth.Stir in cooked pasta and pour into shallow 2 quart baking dish.

  • Step 4

    Melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter.Stir in bread crumbs and chili powder.Sprinkle over macaroni mixture.

  • Step 5

    Bake in preheated oven 30 minutes.Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

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