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Jalapeno Bacon Mac N' Cheese - Creamy comfort food at its best. Mac n' Cheese with spicy jalapenos and smokey bacon. Delicious and comforting!
Jalapeno & Bacon Mac n' Cheese
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 
Creamy comfort food at its best. Mac n' Cheese with spicy jalapenos and bacon.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon mac and cheese
Servings: 6
Calories: 1069 kcal
Author: Erin
Ingredients
  • 1 box short cut pasta , cooked 2 minutes shy of done
  • 2 jalapenos , seeded and diced
  • 10 slices bacon , cooked and crumbled
  • 4 Tbls butter
  • 4 Tbls flour
  • 2 cups milk (I used skim milk)
  • 1 cup heavy cream (I used half and half)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 cups Sharp Cheddar Cheese (reduced fat is fine), grated
  • 1 cup Monterey Jack Cheese , grated
  • 1 cup Pepper Jack Cheese , grated
  • 1 cup plain bread crumbs
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Once you have cooked the bacon, reserve a couple teaspoons of the grease. Add the breadcrumbs to the pan, and toast lightly. Set aside.
  3. Melt butter in a large sauce pan over medium heat. Saute jalapeno for 1-2 minutes. Whisk in the flour, and cook for another minute. Add the milk and cream, and whisk until smooth. Cook for 5 minutes. Slowly add in the cheese, stirring constantly until melty. Add salt, pepper, bacon and cooked pasta. Pour into a large baking dish (2 qt dish). Sprinkle the toasted breadcrumbs evenly over the pasta. Bake for 20-25 minutes until bubbly and the breadcrumbs are golden brown.
  4. Let set for a few minutes before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Jalapeno & Bacon Mac n' Cheese
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1069 Calories from Fat 567
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 63g 97%
Saturated Fat 34g 170%
Cholesterol 174mg 58%
Sodium 1322mg 55%
Potassium 523mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 83g 28%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 7g
Protein 40g 80%
Vitamin A 34.5%
Vitamin C 7%
Calcium 73.1%
Iron 16.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.