Best Thing I Ever Made: Sunny's Spicy Macaroni and Cheese | Food Network

You haven’t had mac and cheese until you’ve had Sunny’s SPICY mac and cheese! ๐Ÿ”ฅ (It’s topped with CROUTONS!)

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Spicy Macaroni and Cheese
Level: Easy
Total: 1 hr 10 min
Prep: 15 min
Cook: 55 min
Yield: 6 to 8 servings


2 cups elbow pasta, cooked until almost al dente
8 ounces Cheddar, 1/2 cubed, 1/2 shredded
8 ounces Colby cheese, cubed
8 ounces Monterey pepper jack cheese, cubed
2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
4 tablespoons sour cream
1 large egg, beaten
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup half-and-half
1/4 cup finely grated onions
4 slices bread
1 tablespoon butter
Special equipment: 2-quart baking dish


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large bowl, toss together the pasta with the cheese cubes and pour into the baking dish.

In a large bowl, mix together the flour, salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, dry mustard, nutmeg. Add the sour cream, egg, heavy cream, half-and-half and onions. Pour over the pasta and cover with the shredded Cheddar. Bake uncovered until the top is just beginning to brown, about 35 minutes.

Meanwhile, cut the bread into crouton-size squares. In a skillet over medium heat, melt the butter, add the bread cubes and toast until golden. Sprinkle the bread cubes on top of the macaroni and cheese and bake until golden brown, about 10 minutes more.

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25 Replies to “Best Thing I Ever Made: Sunny's Spicy Macaroni and Cheese | Food Network”

  1. Sunny could NEVA I mean ever cook for me. I always see her on the kitchen. And she is ALWAYS licking her fingers and spoons. Iโ€™m like ewwww. I am from the hood like Compton hood. I have better kitchen ethics that her.

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