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jalapeno poppers macaroni and cheese?

a recipe by
raymond spencer
st bernard, LA

what if macaroni and cheese and jalapeno poppers are combine in a delicous meal,so i create this recipe,it filled with sliced jalapeno poppers inside the the mac and cheese,it good with potato skins and fried chicken.

serves 8
prep time 20 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For jalapeno poppers macaroni and cheese?

  • 10
    frozen jalapeno poppers,thawed and sliced
  • 1 lb
    uncooked fusilli pasta
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1
    large vidalia onion,peeled and sliced
  • 6
    jalapeno peppers,seeded and chopped
  • 2
    garlic cloves,minced
  • 1/4 c
    all purpose flour
  • 2 c
  • 2 c
    half and half
  • 2 tsp
    sea salt/black pepper
  • 1 tsp
    onion powder
  • 1 pkg
    (8 ounces) package cream cheese,softened
  • 1 c
    crumbled cooked bacon bits
  • 3 c
    shredded white cheddar cheese
  • 1 c
    shredded pepperjack cheese
  • 1 c
    panko bread crumbs

How To Make jalapeno poppers macaroni and cheese?

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.Grease a 1 1/2-quart baking dish.Add sliced jalapeno poppers on the baking dish.
  • 2
    Cook fusilli pasta according directions;drain and set aside.
  • 3
    Heat margarine in a large saucepan over medium heat.Add sliced vidalia onion and chopped jalapenos;cook until softened,3 to 5 minutes.Add minced garlic and cook until fragrant,1 to 2 minutes.
  • 4
    Mix in flour,coating vegetables well.Whisk milk and half and half slowly until smooth.Bring to a simmer, whisking constantly until thickened,about 3 minutes. Reduce heat to low.
  • 5
    Season with sea salt/black pepper and onion powder.Stir in cream cheese,crumbled bacon bits and shredded white cheddar and pepperjack cheese until the sauce is smooth,about 5 minutes.
  • 6
    Add cooked fusilli pasta and stir to coat completely.Pour into a prepared baking dish.Sprinkle with bread crumbs.
  • 7
    Bake,uncovered,until browned and bubbly,30 to 35 minutes.Cool completely for 15 minutes before serving.