Kickin’ Mac ‘N Cheese

Susan Feliciano



Make a traditional dish with a twist - using 6 or fewer ingredients!

This mac 'n cheese dish will please those who absolutely love hot spicy foods. For those who need the heat dialed down, substitute mild banana peppers for the Jalapeños.


★★★★★ 1 vote

10 Min
25 Min


  • 8 oz
    uncooked elbow or shell macaroni
  • 8 oz
    velveeta cheese, cubed
  • 1/2 c
    evaporated milk
  • 1/4 c
    sliced pickled jalapeño peppers
  • 3/4 c
    (about 3 ounces) crushed fritos corn chips
  • 1 c
    shredded pepper jack cheese

How to Make Kickin’ Mac ‘N Cheese


  1. Cook macaroni in boiling salted water as per directions on package. Drain well and place in a deep 2-quart casserole dish.
  2. While pasta is cooking, stir together Velveeta, evaporated milk, and Jalapeño peppers in a saucepan over medium heat, until Velveeta melts and mixture is smooth. Pour mixture over cooked pasta and combine well.
  3. Toss together the Fritos and pepper jack cheese, and sprinkle on top of macaroni and cheese. Bake in a 350° oven until top is crunchy and golden, about 25 minutes. Allow to cool about 5 minutes before serving.

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About Kickin’ Mac ‘N Cheese

Course/Dish: Pasta Pasta Sides
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: Southwestern
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy For Kids

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