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Oven Baked Spicy Macaron and Cheese Recipe

Oven Baked Spicy Macaroni and Cheese

The best spicy macaroni and cheese recipe.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Pasta
Cuisine American
Servings 8


  • 1 - 16 oz box of elbow macaroni or my favorite penne
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup minced onion
  • 4 cloves mince garlic
  • 1-3 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce - finely minced
  • 6 tablespoons flour
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup Monterey jack cheese
  • 1 drained can corn optional but so good in the mac and cheese


  • Preheat oven 350 degrees.
  • Put a pot of water on for the pasta. Cook pasta according to package directions. While water is coming to a boil begin making the cheese sauce.
  • Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat, add in minced onion and cook until onion is almost done.
  • Stir in minced garlic and minced chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. Cook two minutes stirring constantly.
  • Whisk in six tablespoons of flour. Cook two minutes whisking constantly.
  • Whisk in milk a little at a time. When mixture starts to thicken, add in more milk, repeat until all the milk is added in.
  • Turn down the heat a little and whisk in cheddar and Monterey jack cheeses. Stir to combine as cheese melts.
  • Taste the cheese sauce for salt and black pepper.
  • Turn off heat, stir in cooked drained pasta, and a drained can of corn (optional).
  • Transfer spicy macaroni and cheese into a 9" x 13" pan sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Tightly cover macaroni and cheese with foil.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.
  • Remove cover and bake an additional 15 minutes or until mac n cheese is browned to your liking.