Hot sauce and a generous pinch of cayenne pepper give this creamy mac 'n' cheese from Pies 'n' Thighs co-owners Carolyn Bane and Erika Geldzahler its signature spice.
Heat heavy cream in a large saucepan over medium-high heat until it just comes to a simmer. Turn off heat and whisk in cheese, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper until cheese is melted and mixture is well combined. Stir in noodles to coat; add milk to loosen mixture. Serve immediately topped with hot sauce.