Allow me to introduce you to one of the easiest meals and most delicious comfort foods around: Spicy Mac and Cheese.
Remember the Real Food “Velveeta” and Rotel Dip recipe I posted a few days ago? You need to make that today. I’m only bossing you around because when it comes to that dip – I know best, I’m right, and that dip will change your life. It’s a proven fact.
Then here’s what you do: You either eat that dip with chips because that’s what we do with dip. Or – you boil 16 ounces of pasta, drain off the water, then stir this dip into your noodles for the most delicious Mac and Cheese with a kick. The most delicious.
My kids, my kids’ friends, all the adults -we all love this dish. I love that it’s super easy, flavorful – and all real food.
A little hint: Double the dip recipe. Eat it one day as a dip. Put the leftovers in the fridge. A day or two later, boil noodles and stir in the leftover sauce for an oh-so-easy meal to throw on the table. (With fruits and vegetables. This is a given.)
I used whole wheat noodles (my favorite kind) and I’m sure brown rice noodles would work great too.
Spicy Mac and Cheese Recipe
16 ounces of your favorite pasta
Make the dip as directed. Boil and drain pasta according to package. Stir sauce into cooked and drained pasta.
Now go make the dip! Then watch as life as you know it improves for the better – one bite at a time.
My kids love taco macaroni. I made your dip recipe a few days ago and thought it would be a great replacement for the box stuff I normally use!
Carly Orris says
Another idea for you! Make your velveeta and rotel recipe, instead of burger add cooked chicken, chopped onion, a chopped pepper, can of mushrooms then add cooked spaghetti noodles. Adapted your recipe from the crockin girls cookbook cheesy chicken spaghetti recipe.
You are so funny! I just laughed out loud when I read your bossy instruction to make this dip! Hysterical. Actually, my current diet is leaning toward “vegan”, but I’m trying to learn new recipes and substitutions, so I can (hopefully) enjoy some similar tastes/textures, as to what I’m giving up. Anyway, just wanted to chime in with some of the other commenters, who said they loved seeing your messages in their email “inbox”. I totally agree: when I see your message in my inbox, it feels like a treat! Can’t wait to read. I ALWAYS learn something really helpful!…and we love your wacky humor!! It’s so nice to laugh out loud :) Thank you for being yourself; it’s refreshing.
Wish we had one in Colorado
Anne West says
Hey, I had the same idea – to add the macaroni – because the sauce was so thin. My kid’s LOVE it! We call it “Not-cho Mama’s Mac N Cheese”. Tonight I poured it in a 9″x 12″ and baked it 15 minutes, just because.
Bethany Lotulelei says
Yay! So glad it was approved by your kids! Enjoy!
-Bethany (HH Team)