Sweet Twister™ Mac n Cheese
Whether you’re curling up on the couch or enjoying a cheat meal, this is comfort food at its most flavorful!
2 c dry macaroni
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup onion, finely diced
1 garlic clove, minced
1 c Sweet Twister™ pepper, finely diced (reserve 1 tbsp for garnish)
1/4 c unsalted butter
1/4 c all-purpose flour
1 3/4 c whole milk
1 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black peppercorns
1 c grated medium cheddar
Prepare macaroni according to package instructions. Keep warm.
In a medium pot over medium high heat, add olive oil and sweat onion and garlic until soft and translucent, about 3-4 minutes. Add Sweet Twister™ pepper and sweat until soft, another 3-4 minutes.
Add butter and stir to melt, then add flour and continue stirring until flour has evenly coated vegetables. Toast mixture, stirring occasionally, until flour is cooked out and
fragrantly nutty, about 5 minutes. Whisk in milk in a steady stream and bring up to a simmer. Adjust heat to medium low and continue to gently cook, stirring occasionally,
about 6-8 minutes. Sauce will be a creamy blush color and slightly thickened. Remove sauce from heat and stir in grated cheddar, melting in gently with residual heat.
Toss cooked macaroni with finished sauce and season with additional salt and pepper as needed. Garnish with reserved diced Sweet Twister™ pepper. Curl up on the couch and enjoy!