Mac and Cheese with Hot Sauce

Ingredients:

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

Directions:

  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.

 

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