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Ghost Pepper Mac & Cheese

Penne pasta and flavorful ghost peppers are tossed in creamy cheese sauce then baked to make this lip-smacking-good mac & cheese. 
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 30


  • 1 bag Pioneer® Instant Base for Cream Soup (94209)
  • 2 qt. Water
  • 24 oz. Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 2-3 Ghost peppers, seeded, diced (or to taste)
  • 4 lb. Penne pasta, al dente, drained well
  • 2-3 oz. Breadcrumbs


  • Preheat oven to 325°F.
  • Prepare soup base according to package directions using 2 qt. of water.
  • Remove from heat. Add cheese and stir until completely melted and smooth. Stir in Worcestershire 
  • Place pasta in a large mixing bowl. Pour cheese sauce over pasta and stir to evenly coat all pieces. 
  • Pour pasta into a hotel pan that has been sprayed with pan release. 
  • Top with breadcrumbs. 
  • Bake for 18 – 20 minutes.