Spicy Mac and Cheese

Boil pasta: Cook the pasta in a large pot of salted boiling water according to the package directions until al dente. Drain well and set aside.

Step 1

Make roux: In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Sprinkle in the flour and cook, stirring constantly, for about 2 minutes to create a roux.

Step 2

Add milk and spices: Gradually whisk in the milk to avoid lumps. Stir in the salt, black pepper, dry mustard, and cayenne pepper. Continue to simmer, stirring frequently, until the mixture thickens slightly. Remember not to let it boil.

STEP 3

Melt cheese: Reduce the heat to low and add the shredded cheddar and Pepper Jack cheeses. Stir until the cheeses are completely melted and the sauce is smooth.

STEP 4

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