Spicy Mac ‘N’ CHEESE

Helloooo friends! If y’all want the best comfort food ever you have to make this dish. This mac n cheese has it ALL. It’s CHEESY, and spicy (JUST LIKE ME). This recipe can easily be doubled (OR TRIPLED haha) to serve a bigger crowd. Hope y’all enjoy! 🙂

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 cup pasta (reserve 1/2 a cup pasta water)
  • .5 tablespoon butter
  • 1/3 medium white or yellow onion chopped
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic (about 2ish cloves)
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • .5 teaspoon onion powder
  • .25 teaspoon mustard powder
  • .5 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 tablespoons cheez whiz or velveeta (our family is a cheez whiz family)
  • 1.5 tablespoons cream cheese
  • 4 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons pasta water
  • 3 oz grated cheese (we used a medium cheddar)
  • .25 cup toasted breadcrumbs
  • salt to taste

Directions:

Serves 2-3

  1. Boil pasta of your choice until al dente (reserve about 1/2 a cup pasta water)
  2. On a medium flame melt the butter in a saucepan.
  3. Add the chopped onion and saute until cooked thru.
  4. Add the garlic to the saucepan and saute about 2-3 minutes on low medium flame or until cooked thru.
  5. Add chili pepper,onion powder, mustard powder, paprika, cheez whiz, cream cheese, and milk to the saucepan.
  6. Whisk the mixture together on a low medium flame for 2-3 minutes.
  7. Add 2 ounces of the grated cheese.
  8. Add the reserved pasta water tablespoon at a time until the sauce reaches your desired consistency. I used about 2-3.
  9. Add the cooked pasta to the sauce and cover the pasta well.
  10. Transfer the pasta to an oven safe baking dish and cover with breadcrumbs and cheese and broil until cheese has melted. (Please keep watch so that the mac n cheese doesn’t burn!).

Vegan “Cheez” Sauce

Hello friends! Hope y’all are doing well! Today I had my two favorite vegan ingredients (almond milk and NOOCH aka nutritional yeast) lying around and I decided to make my all time favorite vegan “cheez” sauce recipe! This sauce can be used for nachos, macaroni and cheese, or you can just DRINK it. I kid I kid. But it is seriously good and EASY. We usually season according to what we are using the sauce for! For example for nachos we add a bit of chili powder and some pico de gallo; for macaroni and cheese we add some mustard powder and onion/garlic can be added as well! I hope you all enjoy it as much as we do!

Ingredients:

Yields about 1 cup of cheez sauce

  • 3 cups almond milk
  • 2/3 cup nutritional yeast
  • salt to taste

Directions:

  1. On medium heat bring almond milk to a boil.
  2. Once the almond milk has boiled add the nutritional yeast and continue to heat the mixture on medium heat until the mixture thickens about 20 minutes. Stir the mixture continuously to ensure that the bottom does not burn.
  3. Once the mixture has thickened add salt and your desired seasonings. REMEMBER TO SALT and SEASON at the end!!
  4. Enjoy!!