Curry Mac and Cheese

By: Carmen (Foodkarmablog)

If you love mac and cheese and you love curry recipes, you’re going to LOVE this twist on a classic. It’s seriously comforting and so addictive!

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp butter (Sylvan Star Cheese)
  • 1 tbsp oil (Soffrittio’s)
  • 1 package chicken sausage (Never Enough Garlic Sausage from Missing Link)
  • 1 clove garlic, smashed then minced (Cherry Pit)
  • 1 jalapeno, finely diced (Cherry Pit)
  • 2 tbsp tandoori spice (Silk Road Spice Merchants)
  • 250ml milk or cream (Sylvan Star Cheese)
  • 2 cups aged cheddar grated (Sylvan Star Cheese)
  • 1 cup fresh mozzarella (Sylvan Star Cheese)
  • 200 grams pasta (Amore pasta from Soffritto’s)
  • 1 cup spinach washed and rough chopped (Cherry Pit)
  • 1 shallot finely diced (Cherry Pit)
  • Salt and pepper to taste (Silk Road Spice Merchants)
  • 1 cup pasta water reserved
Optional toppings (highly recommended)
  • Fried onion toppers (2 Greek Gals)
  • 1 handful cilantro, chopped (Cherry Pit)
  • 1 cup tomatoes diced (Gull Valley Growers)

METHOD / DIRECTIONS

  1. Boil water in a pot, season well with salt (should taste like the sea)
  2. Sauté chicken sausage in oil, crumble as it cooks. Add 1 tbsp tandoori spice when chicken is almost cooked through. Remove from pan and set aside.
  3. In the same pan, cook shallots, garlic, jalapeno in butter over low-medium heat for 2-3 minutes. Add in remaining 1 tbsp tandoori spice and yellow curry spice.
  4. Add half and half cream to the pan, scraping up the browned bits from the chicken and spices
  5. Add pasta in boiling water for 2-3 minutes or until really al dente (don’t over cook your pasta as it will continue to cook in the sauce)
  6. Add 1 cup grated cheddar into cream mixture, stir until mixed in.
  7. Stir in pasta, cooked chicken sausage, and spinach. If the sauce is too thick, thin out with pasta water adding ¼ cup pasta water at a time. You want there to be enough sauce to cook your pasta, but you don’t want a watery sauce.
  8. Once pasta has fully cooked and sauce has reduced, stir in the remaining cup of cheddar and the mozzarella.
  9. Serve in individual bowls and garnish with optional toppings Fried Onions, Tomatoes, Cilantro

Tips

Every single ingredient for this recipe can be purchased at the Market!