Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Spicy Macaroni & Cheese

As you probably can tell I really enjoy the recipes at The Pioneer Woman Cooks. This is another one of hers you can see here (with much better pictures). I liked the flavor, but it seemed a little soupy and the cheesy sauce didn't stick to the pasta, maybe I didn't drain the pasta enough.

I think next time (and believe me there will be a next time) I would add more cheese (because everything is better with more cheese)... maybe mix the pepper jack with a different kind of cheese, and maybe try it with macaroni pasta instead of Cavatappi. I would also probably cut the amount in half, because it made enough for a family of 4 or even 6, but way to much for 2 people!

Spicy Macaroni and Cheese
From: The Pioneer Woman

4 cups cooked Macaroni or cavatappi
1 Tbs Olive Oil
1/2 finely diced red onion
1/2 diced red bell pepper
1 finely diced jalapeno (if you like more heat, include some seeds)
1 4oz can chopped green chilies
1 cup frozen corn
2 cloves chopped garlic
1 cup cream
1 cup grated pepper jack cheese
2 Tbs butter

1. Boil pasta until Al dente.
2. In a large skillet, add olive oil and saute garlic and veggies over medium heat for a few minutes
3. Add in canned chilies and stir around
4. Drain Pasta and add to skillet
5. Pour on cream, add Cheese, then add salt and pepper to taste
6. Stir gently, add butter and stir again, and serve

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