Spicy Mac and Cheese




  1. Preheat your oven to 200C (180C if you have a fan assisted oven)
  2. Cook your pasta for 6-7 minutes so it is slightly underdone and drain
  3. Heat a tablespoon of oil in your saucepan then sauté the onion and chillies on a medium heat until soft (2-3 minutes)
  4. Add 2 garlic cloves and cook for a further minute
  5. Add the butter and then add the flour once the butter has melted to make a roux
  6. Cook off your roux for 2-3 minutes
  7. Add some of the milk whilst stirring to make a paste and then add the remaining milk
  8. Add the sour cream and heat on a low to medium heat until the sauce thickens
  9. Take the white sauce off the heat and leave to cool for a minute or so before adding the cheddar
  10. Once your cheese is melted add your hot sauce, white pepper, cayenne pepper and a pinch of salt
  11. Mix in your pasta and add to your oven proof dish
  12. Melt butter in a frying pan, then fry the chillies and the remaining 2 garlic cloves until they start to colour
  13. Add the breadcrumbs and fry until golden brown
  14. Mix your garlic chilli breadcrumbs in a bowl with the grated parmesan and spread over your mac & cheese
  15. Bake for 15-20mins until golden brown