Sriracha Mac And Cheese

Rooster sauce and cheese? Yes please. The spicy garlic flavor of Sriracha Sauce pairs nicely with cheesy mac and cheese. This recipe double dips on Sriracha: The Rooster Sauce is in the cheese mixture and the sauce (or Sriracha powder) is sprinkled atop the mac and cheese after cooking.

Sriracha Mac and Cheese
Sriracha mac and cheese, close-up

You can pick up McCormick Sriracha powder (affiliate link) or, if you’re in the creative cooking zone, try your hand at making your own. All it takes is the hot sauce, a baking pan, an oven, and time. It’s our favorite hot sauce hack ever, and you’ll find yourself using that spice blend all the time on eggs, popcorn, meats, and more.

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Sriracha Mac and Cheese

Sriracha Mac And Cheese

The Rooster Sauce brings bold to this comfort food
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Course Meal, Side
Servings 8 servings
Calories 501 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1 pound macaroni or penne pasta, approximately 1/2 typical cooking time, cooked very al dente
  • 2 1/2 cups cheddar cheese plus optional: 1 cup additional cheese, to top, shredded
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1/4 cup Sriracha Sauce
  • 2/3 cups panko breadcrumbs
  • Sriracha powder or additional Sriracha Sauce, for topping, optional

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the milk, butter, egg, cheddar cheese, cream cheese, and Sriracha sauce. Mix thoroughly.
  • Place the penne pasta in a casserole or baking dish, then pour the cheese and Sriracha mix over top. Lightly stir to allow the mix to cover all areas of pasta.
  • Sprinkle the panko bread crumbs atop the mac and cheese. Sprinkle the remaining cheddar cheese (optional) on top of the bread crumbs.
  • Cook the mac and cheese for approximately 45 minutes, then remove from heat. Sprinkle with Sriracha powder, then serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 501kcalCarbohydrates: 51gProtein: 21gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 88mgSodium: 569mgPotassium: 309mgFiber: 2gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 797IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 379mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Sriracha
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UPDATE NOTICE: This post was updated on March 6, 2024 to include new content.
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