Jalepeno Mac & Cheese

1
Michelle Bersani =^..^=

By
@kitikat

My hubby brought home some jalepeno velveeta cheese one day last week and wanted me to use it in my mac & cheese. This is what I came up with. It's not as spicy as you might think.
Hope you enjoy!

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
6
Prep:
25 Min
Cook:
35 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb
    pasta of choice ( i used ditalini), cooked al dente
  • 4 Tbsp
    butter, plus 1/4 tablespoon for onions
  • 1/2
    large onion, chopped
  • 4 Tbsp
    flour
  • 2 1/2 c
    milk, heated
  • ·
    salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 c
    jalepeno flavored velveeta, cubed
  • 1 c
    cheddar cheese, shredded (i used extra sharp)
  • ·
    seasoned panko bread crumbs; enough to cover the top of the casserole

How to Make Jalepeno Mac & Cheese

Step-by-Step

  1. Pre-heat oven to 375F.
  2. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large heavy bottomed sauce pan.
    Add onions and cook on low until translucent, about 4-5 minutes.
  3. Add the rest of the butter.
    Once melted, add flour and stir constantly until the paste cooks and bubbles a bit, but don’t let it brown- about 2-4 minutes.
  4. Add the hot milk, continuing to stir until the sauce thickens, bring to a boil.
    Add salt & pepper.
  5. Lower heat to medium/low and slowly add cheese, constantly stirring until completely melted.
  6. Add cooked pasta to pan and mix with cheese sauce.
  7. Transfer mac & cheese to an 8x11 casserole dish.
  8. Cover with breadcrumbs.
    Spray lightly with butter flavored cooking spray.
  9. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until bread crumbs are golden brown and cheese is bubbly.

    Let stand for about 15 minutes.

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About Jalepeno Mac & Cheese

Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: For Kids



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