Spicy Chipotle Macaroni & Cheese Recipe Video

Clearly macaroni and cheese is not health food but it sure is comfort food at its best. This version has chipotle peppers which add a wonderful smoky spiciness to it.


Preparation Time10 MinCooking Time50 Min
Ready In1 Hr 0 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexJust EnjoyServings8
SpecialityMain Ingredient


 Butter1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 White onion1 Small, chopped
 Garlic4 Clove (20 gm), minced
 Flour1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Chipotle and adobo sauce2 Medium, chopped
 Milk4 Cup (64 tbs)
 Ground cumin1 Teaspoon
 Cheddar cheese2 Cup (32 tbs), shredded
 Monterey jack cheese/Edam cheese1 Cup (16 tbs), shredded
 Macaroni12 Ounce, cooked
 Bread crumbs1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Parmesan cheese1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), grated
 Parsley1 Tablespoon, chopped

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 532 Calories from Fat 240

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 28 g42.7%

Saturated Fat 16.5 g82.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 81.6 mg

Sodium 473.2 mg19.7%

Total Carbohydrates 47 g15.6%

Dietary Fiber 2.1 g8.3%

Sugars 8.4 g

Protein 24 g48.2%

Vitamin A 20.4% Vitamin C 7.8%

Calcium 55.9% Iron 13.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
2. In a small bowl, mix together the bread crumbs, Parmesan and parsley.

3. In a large skillet, preferably oven proof, melt the butter. Add the onion and garlic and cook for a couple of minutes.
4. Put the flour and cook for 3 to 4 more minutes, whisking constantly.
5. Add the chipotle and mix well. Slowly pour the milk, constantly whisking (vigorously) to avoid flour lumps.
6. Put the cumin and whisk constantly until sauce starts to thicken.
7. Add the cheeses and mix until fully incorporated and melted.
8. Taste for salt and adjust as necessary. Season with black pepper and mix well.
9. If working with an oven proof skillet, top the macaroni with the bread crumbs. (If not, transfer the macaroni and cheese to a casserole dish and top it with the bread crumbs).
10. Place skillet or dish in the oven and bake for 40 to 45 minutes.

11. In a serving plate, garnish with more cheese and serve this hot with any main dish or enjoy as it is.