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Easy Chipotle Mac 'N' Cheese

Easy Chipotle Mac 'N' Cheese

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Prep Time

25 min



We've given this comforting classic a tasty Mexican makeover. Our mac 'n' cheese is flavoured with spicy chipotle, topped with a smoked paprika crumb and laced with mixed peppers and red onion. We've cut out the faff by replacing the white sauce with crème fraîche for simpler, quicker cooking. Arriba arriba!

Prep Time

25 min



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For 2 people (double for 4)
1 red onion
1 red pepper
1 yellow pepper
1 spring onion
80g cheddar cheese †
2 tsp smoked paprika
150g macaroni †
vegetable stock cube (new5/18)
1/2 Knorr vegetable stock cube †
1 chipotle paste sachet (40g)
1 tomato paste sachet (16g)
Panko breadcrumbs edit
30g panko breadcrumbs †
2 pots of crème fraîche (400g) †
You Will Need
Oven-proof dish, salt, vegetable oil

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • 1 red onion
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 yellow pepper
  • 1 spring onion
  • 40g cheddar cheese<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 150g macaroni<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 Knorr vegetable stock cube<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 chipotle paste sachet (40g)
  • 1 tomato paste sachet (16g)
  • 30g panko breadcrumbs<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 pot of crème fraîche (100g)<span class="strong">†</span>
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 906 kJ
217 kcal
3402 kJ
814 kcal
of which saturates
10.8 g
6.7 g
40.5 g
25.3 g
of which sugars
22.5 g
5.2 g
84.7 g
19.5 g
Fibre 2 g 7.3 g
Protein 7 g 26.2 g
Salt 0.97 g 3.65 g
*Gousto’s nutritional information only applies to ingredients supplied by Gousto. The cooking process and additional ingredients added at home (listed under “What you’ll need”) will affect total values.
Ingredients contain
1 red onion
red onion
1 red pepper
red pepper
1 yellow pepper
yellow pepper
1 spring onion
spring onion
40g cheddar cheese
pasteurised cows milk, cream, salt, vegetarian rennet, lactic acid culture
2 tsp smoked paprika
ground smoked paprika
150g macaroni
semolina of durum wheat (gluten), water
1 Knorr vegetable stock cube
Salt, vegetable fats (palm, shea butter, sal butter), potato starch, yeast extract, sugar, onion powder (2.3%), carrots (1.5%), herbs (parsley, tarragon), spices (celery seeds, garlic, turmeric, pepper, parsley roots), tomato puree powder, red bell pepper (0.2%), caramel syrup, flavourings (contain celery), leek, maltodextrin.
1 chipotle paste sachet (40g)
smoked red jalapeno chilli puree (22%), water, white wine vinegar, rapeseed oil, smoked white onion puree, tomato paste, sugar, smoked garlic puree, salt, ground smoked paprika, ground coriander, stabiliser: xanthan gum, preservative: potassium sorbate
1 tomato paste sachet (16g)
30g panko breadcrumbs
Wheat flour (gluten), yeast, Salt
1 pot of crème fraîche (100g)
pasteurised milk (56%), cream (milk) (43%), stabiliser potato starch, lactic starter culture
  • Allergens highlighted by † (milk, gluten, celery)

In addition to the recipe specific allergen information provided, due to production and packing methods Gousto boxes may also contain low levels of the following allergens: Cereals containing gluten; Crustaceans; Eggs; Fish; Peanuts; Soya; Milk; Nuts: almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews ,pecan nuts ,brazil nuts, pistachio nuts, macadamia nuts; Celery; Sesame; Sulphur dioxide and Sulphites; Lupin; Molluscs; Mustard.

Cooking Instructions
Instructions for 2 people (double for 4)
1 Easy Chipotle Mac 'N Cheese

Preheat the oven to 220°C/ 200°C (fan)/ 425°F/ Gas 7

Deseed the red and yellow peppers (scrape the seeds and pith out with a teaspoon) and cut into thin strips

Heat a wide-based pan (preferably non-stick with a matching lid) with a drizzle of vegetable oil over a medium heat

Once hot, add the peppers and cook, covered, for 4-5 min

2 Easy Chipotle Mac 'N Cheese

Meanwhile, boil a kettle

Peel and slice the red onion[s]

Add the sliced onion to the pan with a pinch of salt and cook, covered, for a further 4-5 min

3 Easy Chipotle Mac 'N Cheese

While the onion is cooking, add the macaroni to a pot of boiled water with a large pinch of salt and bring to the boil over a high heat

Cook for 7 min or until it's cooked with a slight bite

Once done, drain the macaroni, reserving 250ml [500ml] of the starchy pasta water

4 Easy Chipotle Mac 'N Cheese

Combine the panko breadcrumbs, smoked paprika, a pinch of salt and a generous drizzle of vegetable oil – these are your smoky panko breadcrumbs

Grate the cheddar cheese

5 Easy Chipotle Mac 'N Cheese

Dissolve 1/2 [1] Knorr vegetable stock cube in the reserved pasta water

Once the onion has softened, add the chipotle paste, tomato pastedrained macaroni, crème fraîchegrated cheddar and the starchy pasta stock

Give everything a good old mix up – this is your chipotle mac 'n' cheese

6 Easy Chipotle Mac 'N Cheese

Transfer the chipotle mac 'n' cheese to an oven-proof dish

Top with the smoky panko breadcrumbs

Put the dish in the oven for 10 min or until bubbling and crispy

Tip: use individual oven dishes for fancy presentation!

7 Easy Chipotle Mac 'N Cheese

Meanwhile, trim, then slice the spring onion[s] finely


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Remove the chipotle mac 'n' cheese from the oven and leave to stand until cooled slightly

Garnish with the sliced spring onion


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