Crispy Sriracha Mac and Cheese

Crispy Sriracha Mac and Cheese
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Crispy Sriracha Mac and Cheese

Tyler Sullivan

Crispy Sriracha Mac and Cheese

This hearty recipe is a great warm and spicy treat for the mid-week winter blues. Play around with ingredients to make it spicier, creamier, or cheesier!

Click here to see 7 Easy Sriracha Recipes.

Notes

Note: Add more milk and cheese (possibly Velveeta) for a creamier and cheesier dish. Add or subtract Sriracha for your desired level of spice!

Ingredients

  • 2  Tablespoons  melted butter
  • 2 1/2  Cups  milk
  • egg
  • 3 1/2  Tablespoons  Sriracha
  • 4  Ounces  cream cheese
  • 2 1/2  Cups  shredded Cheddar
  • 1  Pound  orecchiette, half-cooked
  • 2/3  Cups  breadcrumbs

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 

In a large bowl, mix together the melted butter, milk, egg, Sriracha, cream cheese, and Cheddar. 

In a 4-quart glass baking dish, place the half-cooked orecchiette, and pour the cheese mixture over top, letting it fill the dish and surround the pasta noodles. Next, sprinkle the breadcrumbs over the whole dish, and pat down lightly with a spoon to get a semi-even texture. Place in the oven, uncovered, and bake for 45-55 minutes. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
48g
69%
Sugar
10g
11%
Saturated Fat
11g
46%
Cholesterol
38mg
13%
Carbohydrate, by difference
14g
11%
Protein
37g
80%
Vitamin A, RAE
293µg
42%
Vitamin B-12
2µg
83%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
9mg
12%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
6µg
7%
Calcium, Ca
1071mg
100%
Choline, total
25mg
6%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Fluoride, F
1µg
0%
Folate, total
33µg
8%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
61mg
19%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
824mg
100%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
22µg
40%
Sodium, Na
1180mg
79%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
2µg
13%
Water
191g
7%
Zinc, Zn
4mg
50%

Mac and Cheese Shopping Tip

If a piece of cheese smells strongly of ammonia, don't buy it. This is typically a sign of spoilage.

Mac and Cheese Cooking Tip

Allow cheese to come to room temperature before serving. This will accentuate the flavors and aromas.