Spicy Mac and Cheese Recipes

For a walk on the wild side, try one of these spicy mac and cheese recipes featuring jalapeños and chipotle.


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Breakfast Mac and Cheese

  • 1 pound breakfast sausage, removed from casings and crumbled
  • 1 pound pasta
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 jalapeño chile, seeds discarded and diced
  • 5 cups (20 ounces) Wisconsin colby jack cheese, shredded and divided
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) Wisconsin pepper jack cheese, shredded and divided
  • 6 prepared biscuits, crumbled (homemade or from refrigerated aisle of grocery store)
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Roasted Jalapeño Four Cheese Macaroni

  • 3 jalapeño chiles
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) Wisconsin smoked gouda cheese, shredded
  • 3 cups (12 ounces) Wisconsin 3-pepper colby jack or pepper jack cheese, shredded
  • 3/4 cup (3 ounces) Wisconsin fontina cheese
  • 5 cups (20 ounces) Wisconsin aged cheddar cheese
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Spicy Mac and Cheese

  • 4 cups cavatappi pasta
  • 2 jalapeño peppers, seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) Wisconsin colby jack cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) Wisconsin pepper jack cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) Wisconsin sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
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Creamy Spiced Mac and Cheese

  • 1 pound elbow pasta
  • 3 ounces Wisconsin cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 2 1/2 cups (10 ounces) Wisconsin provolone cheese, shredded
  • 1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) Wisconsin monterey jack cheese, shredded
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Green Corn Tamale Mac and Cheese

  • 1 pound pasta shells
  • 2 cups freshly shucked corn
  • 1/2 cup roasted poblano peppers, roughly chopped
  • 5 pickled jalapeños, sliced into rings
  • 1/3 cup (1 1/3 ounces) Wisconsin queso quesadilla cheese, shredded
  • 1/3 cup (1 1/3 ounces) Wisconsin monterey jack cheese, shredded
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Cajun Shrimp Mac and Cheese

  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled, deveined and chopped into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 3 cups (12 ounces) Wisconsin pepper jack cheese, shredded and divided
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) Wisconsin aged cheddar cheese, shredded and divided
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Mexican Mac with Salsa Verde

  • 1 cup salsa verde
  • 8 ounces elbow pasta
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) Wisconsin asadero cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) Wisconsin monterey jack cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup Wisconsin cheddar cheese, shredded
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Chicken Fajita Mac and Cheese

  • 12 ounces rotini pasta
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, diced
  • 3 bell peppers (multiple colors), seeded and thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) Wisconsin aged cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) Wisconsin pepper jack cheese, shredded
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Pepato Cheese and Artichoke Bake

  • 1 pound elbow pasta
  • 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) Wisconsin gouda cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) Wisconsin pepato cheese, shredded
  • 1 14-ounce can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
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Chipotle Mac and Cheese

  • 8 ounces Wisconsin queso oaxaca cheese, shredded
  • 6 ounces Wisconsin parmesan cheese, grated
  • 2 chipotle peppers, in adobo sauce, minced
  • 10 ounces elbow pasta, cooked according to package directions
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Mexican Mac and Cheese

  • 7 1/2 ounces Mexican chorizo
  • 3 dry guajillo chiles, rehydrated in hot water
  • 12 ounces tri -color rotini pasta
  • 1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) Wisconsin asiago cheese, shredded
  • 1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) Wisconsin monterey jack cheese, shredded
  • 1 4-ounce can diced green chiles
  • 1/2 cup lime-flavored tortilla chips, crushed
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Jalapeño Popper Mac and Cheese

  • 1 pound rotini pasta
  • 1 pound thick-sliced bacon, uncooked
  • 4 jalapeño peppers, seeded and veins removed, diced
  • 8 ounces Wisconsin cream cheese, cut into 8 pieces
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) Wisconsin mild cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) Wisconsin colby jack cheese, shredded
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Creamy Poblano Stove Top Mac & Cheese

  • 2 large poblano chile peppers
  • 1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) Wisconsin white cheddar cheese, shredded
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Spicy Pizza Mac and Cheese

  • 1 cup (4 ounces) Wisconsin mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) Wisconsin fontina cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) Wisconsin parmesan cheese, grated
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Buffalo Macaroni and Cheese Bites

  • 1 pound ditalini pasta, cooked according to package directions
  • 1/2 cup hot sauce
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) Wisconsin sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) Wisconsin mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 2/3 cup (4 ounces) Wisconsin blue cheese, crumbled
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Gouda & Hot Honey Macaroni Grilled Cheese

  • 12 ounces elbow pasta(about 3 cups dry)
  • 4 cups (1 pound) Wisconsin gouda cheese
  • 12 slices sourdough bread
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup hot sauce
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Andouille Macaroni and Cheese

  • 1 pound elbow pasta
  • 18 ounces pre-cooked turkey andouille sausage, diced (about 6 links)
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 2 1/2 cups (10 ounces) Wisconsin cheddar cheese, shredded
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Spicy Cauliflower Mac & Cheese

  • 2 cups cauliflower, diced
  • 2 leeks, white and light green parts only, thinly sliced
  • 8 ounces pasta shells
  • 1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) Wisconsin cheddar cheese, shredded and divided
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) Wisconsin fontina cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) Wisconsin butterkäse cheese, shredded
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Queso Mac and Cheese with Bacon

  • 2 cups (8 ounces) elbow pasta
  • 4 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) Wisconsin colby jack cheese, shredded
  • 1 3/4 cups (7 ounces) Wisconsin sharp cheddar cheese, shredded and divided
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Jalapeño Popper Mac and Cheese Cups

  • 2 tubes (8 ounce) large crescent rolls
  • 8 ounces Wisconsin cream cheese, cubed
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) Wisconsin cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 dashes hot sauceto taste
  • 2 tablespoons pickled jalapeños, chopped
  • 1 pound rotini pasta, cooked al dente
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Sriracha Macaroni and Cheese

  • 2 1/2 cups (10 ounces) pasta shells, uncooked
  • 1/3 cup sriracha sauce
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) Wisconsin cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) Wisconsin colby-monterey jack cheese
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