Jalapeño Mac-N-Cheese

November 26, 2015
Author Notes

We love this spicy mac-n-cheese all football season long - an absolute hit at any Super Bowl party. —Amy Hebert

  • Serves 6-8
  • 12 ounces pasta (something like orecchiette, radiatore or fusilli to carry the sauce)
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 5 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 12 ounces pepper jack cheese
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • Italian breadcrumbs to taste
In This Recipe
  1. Prep your cooking ingredients - mince the garlic, mince the yellow onion, mince the jalapeño & shred the cheese.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Cook & drain the pasta - set aside to cool.
  4. Melt butter in medium sauce pan.
  5. Sauté the minced garlic, onion & jalapeño until tender.
  6. Add the flour one tablespoon at a time & stir until mixture begins to clump.
  7. Gradually add the milk, stirring occasionally, until smooth & creamy.
  8. Gradually add the cheese, stirring occasionally, until melted.
  9. Salt and pepper the cheese sauce to taste.
  10. Transfer pasta to a buttered casserole dish.
  11. Pour cheese sauce over pasta & top with Italian bread crumbs.
  12. Bake until the top is brown and bubbly.

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