Herb and Spice Mac and Cheese

If you like mac and cheese, then you’ll love this recipe with ooey gooey cheese and a little kick of spice. Creamy cheese sauce, tender macaroni and cayenne pepper offer up a delicious mac and cheese recipe, with very little work!

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  • 2 cups macaroni, uncooked
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3 Tbsp. flour
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1-3/4 cups Cracker Barrel Shredded Double Cheddar Cheese, divided
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped parsley


  1. HEAT oven to 350ºF.
  2. COOK pasta according to package directions, omitting salt.
  3. MEANWHILE melt butter in large saucepan on medium heat. Add onions; cook 3 min. or until crisp-tender. Whisk in flour and pepper. Cook 2 min. or until bubbly. Gradually whisk in milk until blended. Cook on medium heat until mixture boils and thickens, whisking frequently. Reduce heat to low; simmer 3 minutes. Add 1-1/3 cups cheese; stir until melted.
  4. TOSS drained pasta with sauce. Pour into 1.5-L baking dish and sprinkle with remaining cheese and parsley. Cover and bake 15 min. or until heated through.

Helpful Hint

Try this recipe adding 2 cups blanched broccoli florets before baking.

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