Jalapeno Popper Mac & Cheese

People.  It’s mac and cheese. With bacon and jalapenos. And cheese, of course……cheddar and mozzarella and cream cheese too!  Not to mention, a buttered bread crumb topping. How could it not be delicious?

To say my family loved it would be an understatement. They raved! My kids all love spicy food, so I probably could have used an extra jalapeno, or left a few more of the seeds in to add some extra kick. As is, it wasn’t super spicy, so if you really like spice keep that in mind and include more of the  jalapeno seeds to increase the heat.

If you love jalapeno poppers and you love mac and cheese, you’re going to love this slightly spicy, super cheesy pasta dish!

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Jalapeno Popper Mac & Cheese
Serves 8
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
714 calories
62 g
111 g
38 g
31 g
21 g
273 g
1126 g
7 g
0 g
13 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
273g
Servings
8
Amount Per Serving
Calories 714
Calories from Fat 331
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 38g
58%
Saturated Fat 21g
106%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 11g
Cholesterol 111mg
37%
Sodium 1126mg
47%
Total Carbohydrates 62g
21%
Dietary Fiber 3g
11%
Sugars 7g
Protein 31g
Vitamin A
24%
Vitamin C
12%
Calcium
48%
Iron
12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1/2 pound bacon
  2. 1 pound elbow macaroni
  3. 1/4 cup butter
  4. 3 large jalapenos, seeded and finely chopped
  5. 1-2 cloves garlic, minced
  6. 1/4 cup flour
  7. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  8. 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  9. 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  10. 2 cups milk
  11. 1 1/4 cups chicken stock
  12. 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  13. 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  14. 4 ounces cream cheese
  15. 1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  16. 3 tablespoons butter, melted
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cook bacon to desired crispness; drain on paper towels, crumble, and set aside.
  3. Cook pasta according to package directions until just al dente; drain.
  4. Meanwhile, melt 1/4 cup butter in a large saute pan over medium heat.
  5. Add jalapenos and garlic and cook for 3 minutes, or until slightly softened.
  6. Stir in flour, salt and pepper, and Worcestershire sauce and cook for another 1-2 minutes.
  7. Whisk in milk and broth; heat to boiling and stir constantly for 1 minute or until thickened.
  8. Add cheddar cheese, mozzarella and cream cheese and stir until melted and smooth.
  9. Add cooked pasta to cheese sauce and mix gently. Stir in bacon.
  10. Transfer pasta to a greased 9 x 13 baking dish.
  11. Combine the 3 tablespoons melted butter with the bread crumbs and sprinkle evenly over the top of the macaroni and cheese.
  12. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until topping is slightly browned and cheese sauce is bubbly.
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calories
714
fat
38g
protein
31g
carbs
62g
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Let's Dish Recipes http://www.letsdishrecipes.com/
Who Dished It Up First: Adapted from Cassie Craves.

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