Hard Rock Cafe Twisted Mac & Cheese is cavatappi pasta tossed in a slightly spicy cheese sauce with roasted red peppers and topped with Parmesan parsley breadcrumbs. A copycat version of a favorite restaurant dish!
Course Main Course
Keyword hard rock cafe twisted mac & cheese
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 20minutes
Total Time 30minutes
2/3cupmilkplus a splash more
1 1/4cupcheddar cheeseshredded
1cupMonterey Jack cheeseshredded
1/4teaspoonground cayenne pepper
1/4teaspoonground black pepper
1/4cuproasted bell pepperdiced
4teaspoonItalian seasoned bread crumbs
In a large saucepan, bring salted water to boil to cook your cavatappi. Once cooked, drain the pasta and set aside.
To the same saucepan, add the milk, Velveeta, cheddar cheese, Monterey Jack cheese, cayenne pepper and black pepper and heat over low for about 10 minutes until the cheese is melted and sauce is smooth.
Add in the cooked pasta and roasted pepper to the pan, and then toss to coat the pasta.
To a small bowl, add the breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese and parsley and toss to combine.
Pour your pasta into a serving bowl and then sprinkle Parmesan breadcrumbs over the top.
See above for tips on roasting a red pepper and Velveeta substitutes.