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Jalapeño Cheddar Mac N' Cheese

Jalapeño Cheddar Mac N Cheese

A delicious twist to traditional Mac N' Cheese. This Jalapeño Cheddar Mac N' Cheese is creamy, spicy and makes a super delicious meal.
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Course: Pasta
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 526kcal
Author: Mariam E.


  • 2 cups uncooked large elbow pasta
  • 2 large jalapeños one diced, one sliced
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded jalapeño cheddar cheese
  • 2 tbsps. butter
  • 2 tbsps. flour
  • 2 1/2 cups milk I used whole fat
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs toasted


  • Cook the macaroni to al dente. Drain the pasta and set aside.
  • In a large heated skillet, melt the butter and add in the flour, whisking until it's nice and smooth.
  • Pour in the milk and continue whisking and then let the milk mixture simmer for a few minutes until the mixture thickens up.
  • Reduce the heat and then add the salt, shredded mozzarella and jalapeño cheddar cheese. You can add little pieces of chopped jalapeño at this point.
  • When the cheese completely melts out, add the cooked pasta and stir to coat well.
  • Add more sliced jalapeño and jalapeno cheddar cheese on the top. Spread the toasted panko breadcrumbs evenly to cover the cheese. I usually toast the breadcrumbs in a skillet, giving them a light spray of olive oil to obtain a nice golden color.
  • Place in the oven and bake for 10 minutes on 400 degrees F. Remove and let cool for a few minute then serve.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 526kcal | Carbohydrates: 54.4g | Protein: 28.5g | Fat: 21.3g | Saturated Fat: 11.7g | Sodium: 1013.5mg | Sugar: 9.1g
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