Posted on 22 August, 2013

Sriracha Mac and Cheese with Roasted Garlic

Recipe

Mac and Cheese 1-2

I hate to admit it but until I was twelve years old, I always thought Mac and Cheese came out of a box. My mother wasn’t huge on the whole cheese and pasta thing but when she was short on time, that little blue box would come out of the cupboard.  Fast-forward to now and I cringe at the sight of the orange powder. It’s screams chemically processed.  Plus homemade mac and cheese is so easy!

Mac and Cheese-1

This Sriracha Mac and Cheese with Roasted Garlic is my new favorite. It’s so creamy but with half the fat thanks to low fat milk and low fat yogurt.  Then you get a kick from the sriracha. Oh man, there are no words! Also, you can’t forget about the roasted garlic. It adds a sweet earthiness to the dish. I have a feeling this mac and cheese will convert you to the homemade side of life. Enjoy!

 

Sriracha Mac and Cheese with Roasted Garlic
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 2 – 4 people
Ingredients
  • 1 head of garlic
  • 3 cups of medium shell pasta
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup low fat plain yogurt
  • 1 3/4 cup sharp cheddar
  • 2 tablespoons sriracha
  • 4 roasted garlic cloves
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha
  • 2 roasted garlic cloves
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Cut off top part of garlic head, drizzle with olive oil and wrap in foil. Roast for 40 minutes. Set aside and let cool.
  3. In a large pot, boil water and add in pasta. Cook for 2 minutes less than package directions. Drain and dump into a bowl. Set aside.
  4. Reduce oven to 375 degrees.
  5. In a large nonstick pan, melt butter over medium heat. Once melted, whisk in flour for about 1 minute. Add in milk and yogurt. Continue to whisk until the mixture starts to thicken, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat
  6. Dump in cheese, sriracha and four roasted garlic cloves, smashed. Stir until a uniform sauce emerges.
  7. Fold the pasta into the cheese sauce. Then pour into either a baking dish or 2 large ramekins.
  8. In a separate bowl, mix together panko bread crumbs with garlic cloves and sriracha.
  9. Sprinkle over mac and cheese. Bake for about 30 minutes or until topping browns.

Loosely based off this recipe

You Might Also Like

34 Comments

  • Reply Kelly @ hidden fruits and veggies 22 August, 2013 at 5:04 am

    Love the addition of yogurt! Never thought of that, but I bet it makes it extra creamy while saving some calories. I’m also a sucker for roasted garlic :)
    Kelly @ hidden fruits and veggies recently posted…Greek Feta SalsaMy Profile

    • Reply Nicole 31 August, 2013 at 10:17 am

      I always try to use yogurt instead, but the roasted garlic steals the show.

  • Reply Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes 22 August, 2013 at 7:19 am

    Love that there’s sriracha in this for a little spice! Such an amazing looking version of mac & cheese!

    • Reply Nicole 31 August, 2013 at 10:17 am

      Thank you Ashley! I’m obsessed with sriracha.

  • Reply Ruthy @ Omeletta 22 August, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    Holy insanity, this sounds incredible- I’ll stop whatever I’m doing for sriracha, anytime. It’s the hot stuff of the gods, I swear! And with the sweet roasted garlic, I bet this is to die for. Love it.
    Ruthy @ Omeletta recently posted…Peach and Blueberry Polenta Breakfast CakeMy Profile

    • Reply Nicole 31 August, 2013 at 10:18 am

      Thank you Ruthy! This mac and cheese is my new favorite dinner that is for sure.

  • Reply Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking 22 August, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    Oh my goodness does this look mouthwatering! I LOVE a good, spicy mac ‘n cheese and I want a big scoopful of this right now! Great recipe, Nicole.

    • Reply Nicole 31 August, 2013 at 10:18 am

      Thank you Georgia!

  • Reply Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl 22 August, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    This mac and cheese looks creamy and I really love the spice with the sauce and roasted garlic, can’t wait to stuff my face with this! Yum! :)
    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl recently posted…Cooking With America’s Test KitchenMy Profile

    • Reply Nicole 31 August, 2013 at 10:19 am

      Trust me, two servings won’t be enough! This mac and cheese is addicting.

  • Reply ashley - baker by nature 22 August, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    Girl… you better stop it with this fine looking mac and cheese! I might be knocking down your door before you know it ;)

    • Reply Nicole 31 August, 2013 at 10:19 am

      Come on over! There is more than enough mac and cheese to go around.

  • Reply Joanne 23 August, 2013 at 5:03 am

    We actually NEVER had the blue box when I was little..if there was one thing my mom insisted on being homemade, it was mac and cheese. LOVE your sriracha twist here…that spice sounds so good with the cheese!
    Joanne recently posted…Vanilla Creme Cookie SandwichesMy Profile

    • Reply Nicole 31 August, 2013 at 10:20 am

      Thank you Joanne! My mom always felt guilty serving us the little blue box, but I loved the stuff when I was younger.

  • Reply Sika 23 August, 2013 at 8:43 am

    I have to try this recipe, it sounds so delicious! I admit I came to this blog because of its name, ingenious! :)
    Sika recently posted…Top 4 complete compact kitchens under $1400My Profile

    • Reply Nicole 31 August, 2013 at 10:20 am

      Thank you! Let me know how you like the recipe.

  • Reply cquek 23 August, 2013 at 9:25 am

    Divine! Love the styling,

    • Reply Nicole 31 August, 2013 at 10:20 am

      Thank you!

  • Reply Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic 24 August, 2013 at 11:11 am

    I love every single thing about this recipe! The title alone is making me hungry – and the pics?? Oh man! Great job!
    Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic recently posted…Strawberry Ricotta CrostiniMy Profile

    • Reply Nicole 31 August, 2013 at 10:22 am

      Thank you Bianca! Mac and cheese is always easy to photograph because it always looks delicious.

  • Reply Asmita 24 August, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    Wow,
    This looks insanely delicious!!!
    Asmita recently posted…Comment on “Back To School” Party by “Back to School” Cookies « Compulsive FoodieMy Profile

    • Reply Nicole 31 August, 2013 at 10:22 am

      Thank you!

  • Reply Anne ~ Uni Homemaker 25 August, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    Sriracha in mac & cheese? Genius!!! I can go for a few servings. :) Looks delicious!

    • Reply Nicole 31 August, 2013 at 10:23 am

      Thank you Anne! Trust me, I went for more than a few servings!

  • Reply Jackie @ Domestic Fits 26 August, 2013 at 9:39 am

    LOVE the idea of sriracha in mac n cheese

    • Reply Nicole 31 August, 2013 at 10:23 am

      Once you put Sririchia into the mac and cheese, you don’t go back.

  • Reply Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner 26 August, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    My husband loves sriracha! This will be perfect to make for him. :)

    • Reply Nicole 31 August, 2013 at 10:24 am

      YES! This is totally a mans mans meal.

  • Reply Giveaway & Wake Up Wednesday Link Party {Week 1} | wine & glue 27 August, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    […]  Sriracha Mac N Cheese from Young, Broke and Hungry […]

  • Reply Wake Up Wednesdays - Kitchen Meets Girl 27 August, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    […] a hubby who doesn’t like mac and cheese?  I’d get to eat this Sriracha version from Young, Broke and Hungry all by myself.  Score. […]

  • Reply Link Party: Wake Up Wednesdays - The Tasty Fork 27 August, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    […] a hubby who doesn’t like mac and cheese? I’d get to eat this Sriracha version from Young, Broke and Hungry all by myself. Score. I eat oatmeal for breakfast nearly every single day, and I love adding in […]

  • Reply Wake Up Wednesdays ~ week 1 {and a Giveaway} - Heather's French Press 27 August, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    […] Mac and Cheese from Young, Broke and Hungry […]

  • Reply 12 Creative Ways to Add More Sriracha to Your Life 24 February, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    […] Recipe from : Young, Broke, and Hungry […]

  • Reply 17 Sriracha Mac & Cheese Recipes You Can Make Tonight - RoosterSauce.co.uk 7 September, 2014 at 10:25 am

    […] Source: YOUNG, BROKE AND HUNGRY […]

  • Leave a Reply

    CommentLuv badge

    Back to top