Bacon Jalapeño Popper Mac & Cheese

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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!

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 and Cheese

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Dinner, Pasta
Cuisine American
This is a very simple and delicious dish! All of my favorites are here… mac & cheese, bacon, jalapeño popper.. what is not to love!


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  • 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

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  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.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 702, Fat: 33g, Saturated Fat: 15g, Cholesterol: 78mg, Sodium: 483mg, Potassium: 508mg, Carbohydrates: 75g, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 10g, Protein: 24g, Vitamin A: 22.2%, Vitamin C: 35.2%, Calcium: 32.4%, Iron: 11.2%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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  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!!