Bacon Jalapeño Popper Mac & Cheese

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This is a very simple and delicious dish!  All of my favorites are here… mac & cheese, bacon, jalapeño popper.. what is not to love!

You can adjust the spiciness by adjusting the amount of Jalapeño added to the recipe.  I used canned jalapeño because it was what I had on hand but fresh would be great too!

Bacon Jalapeño Popper Mac & Cheese

This is a very simple and delicious dish!  All of my favorites are here… mac & cheese, bacon, jalapeño popper.. what is not to love!

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound of dry macaroni noodles
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 6 slices of bacon , cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 cup minced onion
  • 1 4 oz can of jalapeños , chopped
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 6 oz cream cheese
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 1-1/2 cups cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup monterey jack cheese
  • 3/4 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Cook macaroni noodles al dente according to package directions.
  3. Cook bacon until crisp and set aside. Leave 1 tablespoon of bacon drippings in the pan and add minced onion. Fry about 3 minutes or until translucent.
  4. Add butter and flour. Stir in milk while whisking. Bring to a boil while continuing to stir. Remove from heat and stir in cheeses, jalapeños, and 4 slices of the bacon. Stir in macaroni and put into a greased casserole dish.
  5. In a small bowl, combine bread crumbs, olive oil and remaining bacon. Sprinkle topping over the macaroni and bake 20 minutes or until hot and topping is lightly browned.

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One comment on “Bacon Jalapeño Popper Mac & Cheese”

  1. This is a freaking awesome idea!!! I am going to definatly try this recipe and i know it will be great!! Thank you for sharing it!!

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