Kicked Up Mac and Cheese


This ain't your grandma's mac and cheese.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
8 servings


  • 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

  • cup dry bread crumbs

  • 2 teaspoons chili powder


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

  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.

  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.

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

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

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

352 Calories
23g Fat
20g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 352
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 30%
Saturated Fat 14g 69%
Cholesterol 69mg 23%
Sodium 690mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 16g
Vitamin C 2mg 9%
Calcium 416mg 32%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 208mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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