Some may argue that something should not be fixed if it is not broken. Why mess with a perfectly good thing if it is already great on its own?
However, we disagree: there are always ways to improve even the greatest of creations, and we believe this also goes for simple Mac ‘n Cheese recipes.
While this dish is a true American classic, and the preferred comfort food of so many people, there is nothing wrong with experimenting… and we definitely recommend ‘spicing up’ your meals, especially if you are the kind of person who prefers their food with a little, fiery kick.
If you are one of those people who prefer life with a little spice, but you are also an avid fan of cheesy macaroni,, you are certainly in luck.
Below, we have listed 10 easy to make Mac ‘n Cheese recipes that contain fiery spices, certain to heat up your evening meal.
No time to waste… let’s get into it!
Spicy Macaroni Cheese (All Recipes UK)
Sure, a beautiful, buttery mac n’ cheese is great on its own, but anything and everything can be improved with a slight spicy kick. In this case, the dish will be given a big spicy kick, thanks to the use of paprika and chipotle chillies being infused into the creamy, melted cheese-covered macaroni.
Not only is this macaroni cheese creamy and spicy, but it’s also somewhat smoky and peppery. The fiery, cheesy dish should be baked to perfection, resulting in a delectable crisp exterior.
Spicy Mac And Cheese Recipe With Jalapeños (Eat This Not That)
This version of the original comfort food not only holds a variety of spicy ingredients, but it is also fairly low in calories when compared to other versions.
This spicy mac and cheese is based on béchamel (butter, flour, and milk), which helps to reduce the calories. To generate a spicy, smoky flavour, jalapenos and prosciutto are added. This dish is truly delicious, and the whole family will appreciate it. Just make sure to tell anyone who is sensitive to spicy spices!
Spicy Mac And Cheese Waffles (Chili Pepper Madness)
Who would have ever imagined that macaroni and cheese could be combined with waffle mixture to make such a delicious meal? These waffles are suitable for any time of day: breakfast, lunch, dinner, or even just as a simple midday snack.
Here is a recipe for savoury waffles topped with chopped jalapeno peppers, and are produced using milk, Cajun spices, macaroni, and cheese. You could top these with maple syrup or your preferred hot sauce, just like any other waffle. This is a fantastic way to repurpose leftover macaroni and cheese.
Homemade Spicy Mac And Cheese With Tomatoes (Allrecipes)
This macaroni and cheese meal, which incorporates a tomato and cheese sauce with spicy peppers, is incredibly simple to prepare with store bought ingredients.
There are several things that pair together perfectly in this life: peanut butter and jelly, peas and carrots, burgers and fries… and, of course, cheese and tomatoes. When combining tomatoes with Mac ‘n Cheese, it immediately makes it better, and this recipe is only improved when mixed with fiery spices.
Jamaican Jerk Mac And Cheese (Allyskitchen.com)
If you are looking for the perfect spiced Mac ‘n Cheese, try adding a Jamaican jerk spice twist for explosive sensations the whole family will enjoy. Only homemade cooking can produce these hot yet creamy flavours (and aromas… mmm).
The jerk seasoning blend provides the macaroni and cheese an extra kick. If the dish seems a little too fiery for your palate, simply eliminate the extra red chilli flakes. You could also reduce the amount of jerk seasoning used. Ultimately, it is all about your taste buds, and what you enjoy.
4-Cheese Mac And Cheese With Spicy Chilli Crust (Foodnetwork.co.uk)
As far as we are concerned, you can never incorporate too much cheese while making your own homemade Mac ‘N Cheese. In this recipe, you will be required to use hard provolone, parmesan reggiano, mezze secco, and manchego, as well as some spices to give it a little kick.
The spice comes from the red pepper infused breadcrumbs that are used to create the Mac ‘n Cheese’s succulent crust. The very idea of this recipe alone has our mouths watering.
Bacon And Pimiento Mac ‘N Cheese With Spicy Breadcrumbs (Delish.com)
So far, we have discussed the miraculous flavors generated when combining pasta, cheese, and delicious, fiery spices. Now, we will be introducing an ingredient that is often used in Mac ‘n Cheese recipes, and for good reason: crispy bacon.
The bacon gives the dish a meaty flavoring, while the incorporation of pimiento peppers, hot sauce, cayenne pepper and Dijon mustard gives the Mac ‘n Cheese a delicious, spicy taste. This is a recipe that you should definitely consider cooking up. We recommend it!
Thai Red Curry Mac ‘N’ Cheese (Foodnetwork.co.uk)
Mac ‘n Cheese tastes great. Thai Red Curry tastes great. Now, it is time to combine these delicious dishes to create the ultimate creation: Thai Red Curry Mac ‘n Cheese.
This dish adds a tangy flavor to the traditional Mac ‘n Cheese recipe by including Thai curry paste, resulting in an incredibly delectable meal to present to friends and family. This brilliant pairing is certainly a work of art.
Indian Spiced Spicy Mac And Cheese (Spice Cravings)
This peppery mac and cheese is a handmade comfort food staple, created with a spicy, Indian twist.
It makes an easy and tasty meatless evening meal or side dish, made with cheesy pasta, sautéed red and green peppers, onion, and jalapenos that are jazzed up with flavours like paprika and garam masala.
It is a delicious one-pot meal that will be ready to consume within around 30 minutes, whether you decide to make it in an Instant Pot or on the stove.
Spicy Mac And Cheese With Pork (The Weary Chef)
Last but not least, we will take a look at a magnificent Mac ‘n Cheese recipe made with soft, spicy pork tenderloin.
If you have any leftover spicy pulled pork, do not be scared to combine it with some cheesy, creamy macaroni to create this masterpiece. This combination results in a beautiful mix of cheesy, meaty flavors. What a fantastic technique to ‘spice’ up the original recipe. Give it a shot!
So, there we have it! Now that we have given you 10 amazing hot Mac ‘n Cheese recipes, you can decide for yourself whether you would like to stick to your original ingredients, or add something a little more.
We can guarantee that you will not regret giving these meals a try. These will quickly become family favorites, and you may find yourself cooking them up several times a week. If you ask us, there is no such thing as too many carbs!
As the Spice Girls once said back in 1997, it is time to ‘spice up your life!’