Spicy Harissa Macaroni and Cheese
Harissa macaroni and cheese is spicy, creamy, and worth every bite of indulgence!
Yield: 6 servings
  • 1 lb macaroni
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp dry mustard
  • 3-4 tbsp harissa
  • 6 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 2¼ cups vegetable broth
  • 3½ cups whole milk
  • 8 oz colby jack cheese, grated
  • 8 oz gruyere, grated
  • 8 oz extra sharp cheddar, grated
  • black pepper, to taste
  • ½ cup seasoned bread crumbs
  1. Heat oven to 400F. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the pasta in the boiling water for 5 minutes, or until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Stir in the garlic, mustard, and harissa and saute for a minutes, or until fragrant.
  3. Whisk in the flour and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute or until golden. Slowly whisk in the vegetable broth and whole milk. Bring to a simmer and cook until thickened, about 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and whisk in the cheeses until melted and incorporated. Season to taste with black pepper.
  4. Grease a 9x13-inch baking pan. Pour the pasta into the pan and then top with the cheese sauce. Stir to combine. Top with the bread crumbs.
  5. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until sauce is bubbling and bread crumbs are browned. Let sit for 5 minutes before serving.
An Eats Well With Others Original
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 bowl
Recipe by Joanne Eats Well With Others at https://joanne-eatswellwithothers.com/2015/01/spicy-harissa-macaroni-cheese.html