February 26, 2016

Sriracha Mac n' Cheese with Cornbread Topping

On the Menu Today~
Sriracha Mac n' Cheese with Cornbread Topping

Put some spice in your life with
this spicy mac n' cheese, topped with
a cornbread topping...one thing we love here on
Turnips 2 Tangerines is a crunchy, buttery topping~

This is definitely an adult version of mac n cheese...
unless of course, your children love hot and spicy food!
Sriracha Mac n' Cheese is not for the faint of heart.
It definitely has a zip and a zap to it.
The cornbread topping helps to cool down the flames...

Sriracha Mac n' Cheese with Cornbread Topping

  • 2 cups uncooked pasta of your choice (elbow)
  • 2 cups prepared cornbread, crumbled (recipe follows)
  • 3 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons sriracha sauce
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • 1 package cornbread and muffin mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup milk
Cooking Directions
  1. Make Cornbread:
  2. Preheat oven to 350º Grease an 8 x 8 inch square baking pan.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, combine cornbread mix, egg, vegetable oil and milk. Stir just until combined. Pour into prepared pan. Bake for 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Cool on wire rack.
  4. Make Mac n' Cheese:
  5. Preheat oven to 350º Grease an 8 x 8 inch square baking pan.
  6. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook pasta according to package directions or until al dente, drain and set aside.
  7. In a large bowl combine crumbled cornbread, 1 1/2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese, 1 tablespoon sriracha sauce and 3 tablespoons melted butter, mix to combine. Place half of this mixture into prepared pan. Set remaining mixture aside.
  8. In separate bowl, combine 2 cups cheese, red pepper flakes, remaining sriracha sauce, and 1 tablespoon butter. Mix to combine, then add cooked macaroni, beaten egg and milk. Stir until combined and evenly coated.
  9. Empty all of this mixture into prepared pan, add remaining cornbread topping, pressing down lightly. Dot top with cubed butter. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Remove from oven and cool for 5 minutes before serving.

Macaroni and Cheese, Cheese, Pasta, Sriracha, Sauce, Cornbread

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