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Favourite Chipotle Cheddar Pasta Crumble (Illustration)

Macaroni and cheese is taken to the next level with the addition of chipotle, bacon, and thyme.

Servings

6

Prep Time

30 min

Cook Time

45 min

Chipotle Cheddar Pasta Crumble

Ingredients
  • 454 g macaroni noodles, cooked
  • 1 cup Black Diamond White Original Cheese Spread, softened
  • 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 2 cups Lactantia 2% milk
  • ¼ cup Lactantia 35% cream
  • 1 ½ tbsp all purpose flour
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 8 bacon strips, cooked and roughly chopped
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs
  • 6 tbsp fresh thyme
  • 1 tbsp Lactantia unsalted butter, melted
Preparation
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Chop the chipotle until it becomes close to a paste and set aside.
  3. In a medium sized saucepot, melt the butter over medium heat. Once melted, stir in the flour until it’s entirely coated by the butter. Add in the milk slowly while whisking to avoid lumps. Add in Black Diamond White Original Cheese Spread, chipotle, salt, and cream, stir until fully melted.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the macaroni with the cheese sauce and toss in ½ the bacon and ½ the thyme.
  5. Place the macaroni mix in a 9x11” buttered baking dish.
  6. In a small bowl, toss together the breadcrumbs, remaining bacon, remaining thyme, and 1 tbsp of melted butter. Let this cascade over the macaroni to create a delicious crumby crust.
  7. Bake for about 30 minutes, until it’s hot and bubbly.
  8. Let it cool a little before diving in.