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Jollof Mac and Cheese

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As Autumn winds down, I have begun to make some of my favorite comfort foods for the cold weather times. One of my all time favorites is my version of a Classic Worldwide Favorite. I call it my Spiced Fall Mac and Cheese. It is so creamy, with a hint of spice, well, okay, more than a hint, it is spicy. That is just the way I like it. I really hope you do too.

This dish is not difficult to make, not much more than the classic dish is. This dish is creamy with a heat all it’s own. It can be eaten as a meal itself or served as a side with another dish. Oh, and we do not use some cheap boxed mix Mac and Cheese, we go for the gusto and make it from scratch. When you begin to hit the cooler tips, we all want that warm comfort food. All over the world, people add or combine their favorite ideas to come up with new ideas and versions of classic dishes.

It is possible to leave out some of the spices, for example the scotch bonnet. You only add what you and your family like the spice to be. Scotch bonnet is really hot, but I grew up eating it, so I am quite accustomed to the taste. Also, any type of pasta can be used in this dish. The elbow macaroni was what I happened to have in my pantry. A bowtie pasta, or swirly pasta would be good here. It would hold onto the sauce mix perfectly. You can use less herbs if you would like .

This can also eaten with other foods, or eaten as a meal itself. Small portions can be starters and larger portions as a main dish.

Spiced Fall Mac and Cheese

This Is a Savoury Mac and Cheese Recipe You will enjoy for this Fall
prep time
30 Mins
cooking time
45 Mins
3-4 Plates
total time
1 Hour 15 Mins


  • 1 Non-Stick Cooking Pot


  • 1 red onions

  • 1 red ball pepper

  • 2 long red peppers

  • 2 Habanero peppers (optional)

  • 2 tbsp tomato paste

  • 3 garlic gloves

  • 1 stem ginger

  • Thyme, Oregano, Rosemary

  • 200ml of single cream

  • 20g of Brie

  • 100g of butter

  • 50g of cheddar

  • 80g of mozzarella

  • Some boiled macaroni



Step 1

- in the olive oil, cook the onions, peppers, garlic, ginger, herbs until soft

Step 2

- pop the mixture in a blender or food processor with 100ml single cream and blend until smooth.

Step 3

- in a clean pan, brown the butter and add in the blended mixture

Step 4

- add in the remaining cream, Brie and cheddar and stir until all is nicely melted and creamy

Step 5

- toss in the macaroni and leave to simmer for 2 mins

Step 6

Top with some more Mozzarella and serve hot
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