One Pot Spicy Macaroni and Cheese – It's a Lovely Life!

One Pot Spicy Macaroni and Cheese

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You know how you have those special family meals that become an heirloom recipe passed down from generation to generation? This is one of them. One Pot Spicy Macaroni and Cheese is a favorite in my family. I love that is tastes awesome and also that you can make the whole thing in one pot! 

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I have a secret ingredient that gives it the spicy flavor that I love, but also adds a depth to the dish that goes beyond the spicy heat. Texas Pete Hot Sauce is the key ingredient that I add when making it. 

Here are all the ingredients:

  • 1 box of pasta
  • 4 cups of milk
  • 4 tbs. butter
  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 cups of shredded cheese {use your favorite}
  • Texas Pete Hot Sauce, for great flavor and a little bit of heat use 1 tbs. For more spicy heat use 2 tbs.
  • 1/4 cup of diced peppers
  • bread crumbs for garnish


Start by adding the pasta, milk, water and butter to a pot and bring it to a boil. Stir the pasta often as it cooks, so the milk won't burn. Continue cooking till the pasta is done.


Do not drain the pasta. Add the cheese and stir it in well.

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Remove from the heat and add the peppers and the Texas Pete Hot Sauce. When I make this I divide it up and add 1 tbs. for the kids portion and 2 tbs. for mine and Pete's. We really like ours spicy! Sprinkle with bread crumbs and serve immediately!

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Heather Delaney Reese is a Lifestyle and Family Travel Writer currently on the road with her family 150 days a year, sharing exceptional family memory making moments and life's everyday fun times. She is a big proponent of encouraging others to join her journey and become a professional blogger so that they too can make money at home and spend more time with their families.


  1. That looks soooo good. We eat pasta at least once a week here, so I think that’ll be on the list for next week. My daughter is a vegetarian and a HUGE fan of Mac-n-cheese AND hot sauce. She puts it on everything, literally.

  2. I love homemade mac and cheese. I occasionally use hot sauces like Texas Pete – mostly added when I cook to add flavor…I’m not one of those people who puts it on top of cooked food.

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