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Bacon Jalapeno Mac and Cheese


  • Author: The Cooking Jar
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 6 1x

Description

Add some comfort to your table with some bacon jalapeno mac and cheese. This twist on the classic is full of yum!


Ingredients

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Bechamel:

  • 8 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 4 cups whole milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Mac and cheese:

  • 3 cups sharp cheddar cheese, freshly grated
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • 1 lb. elbow macaroni, cooked al dente
  • 1 cup bacon bits
  • 1 fresh jalapeno/2 tablespoons pickled jalapenos, diced

Instructions

Bechamel:

  1. Melt butter over medium heat.
  2. Add in flour and stir to mix. Cook for about 2-3 minutes.
  3. Pour in milk and whisk until smooth and blended.
  4. Simmer until sauce has thickened and coats the back of a spoon, about 7-10 minutes.
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Mac and cheese:

  1. Stir in both cheeses in portions until melted. Add in mustard.
  2. Add macaroni and stir to combine until fully coated and creamy.
  3. Add in bacon bits and diced jalapenos, mix thoroughly.
  4. Dish and serve hot.
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