Jalepeno Mac & Cheese

Michelle Bersani =^..^=


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!

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25 Min
35 Min


1/2 lb
pasta of choice ( i used ditalini), cooked al dente
4 Tbsp
butter, plus 1/4 tablespoon for onions
large onion, chopped
4 Tbsp
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


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.

About this Recipe

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