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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
  • 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
  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*
Fat 63g97%
Saturated Fat 34g170%
Cholesterol 174mg58%
Sodium 1322mg55%
Potassium 523mg15%
Carbohydrates 83g28%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 40g80%
Vitamin A 1725IU35%
Vitamin C 5.8mg7%
Calcium 731mg73%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.