jalepeno mac & cheese

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Michelle Bersani =^..^=
from East Bridgewater, MA

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!

★★★★★ 1 Review
serves 6
prep time 25 Min
cook time 35 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For jalepeno mac & cheese

  • 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
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How To Make jalepeno mac & cheese

  • 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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