I love finding new side dish recipes that work well with a number of meals. And we love spicy at my house, like these 15 spicy Rotel Recipes! Anything with a little extra kick will definitely be a hit at my house. And since mac and cheese is always a favorite, I was especially insterested in a new spicy twist on that simple dish.
If you are looking for a new mach and cheese recipe with a kick, be sure to try this yummy recipe for Green Chili Mac & Cheese from the recipe creaters at Mexicue.
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 tablespoons unsalted flour
- 1 cup whole milk
- ½ cup heavy cream
- 1 cup salsa verde
- 1/3 cupe chopped roasted poblano peppers
- 8 oz cheddar cheese
- 8 oz Monterey Jack cheese
- ¼ teaspoon fresh ground pepper
- kosher salt to taste
- 1 pound elbow macaroni cooked al dente
Preheat oven to 425 degrees
In a medium-sized pot over medium heat, add milk, cream and salsa verde and bring to a simmer.
In a nonstick pan over medium heat, melt the butter. Slowly add the flour and stir with a wooden spoon to create a roux. Cook for approximately five minutes, stirring constantly.
Pour the contents of the pot into the roux and combine with a whisk. Gently simmer to thicken (approx. 10-15 minutes). Frequently stir with wooden spoon to prevent bottom from burning.
Stir in the poblanos and cheeses. Add the pepper and salt. Add the macaroni and stir until it is well combined.
Place pot into oven and bake until the top is nicely browned and the sides are bubbling.
Remove from oven and let cool for a few minutes before serving.