Jalepeno Mac & Cheese

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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

  • 1Pre-heat oven to 375F.
  • 2Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large heavy bottomed sauce pan.
    Add onions and cook on low until translucent, about 4-5 minutes.
  • 3Add 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.
  • 4Add the hot milk, continuing to stir until the sauce thickens, bring to a boil.
    Add salt & pepper.
  • 5Lower heat to medium/low and slowly add cheese, constantly stirring until completely melted.
  • 6Add cooked pasta to pan and mix with cheese sauce.
  • 7Transfer mac & cheese to an 8x11 casserole dish.
  • 8Cover with breadcrumbs.
    Spray lightly with butter flavored cooking spray.
  • 9Bake 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