The BEST Jalapeño Popper Mac and Cheese
The BEST Jalapeño Popper Mac and Cheese
  • prep: 20 min
  • cook: 30 min
  • total: 50 min
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  • Summary

    The BEST Jalapeño Popper Mac and Cheese you'll ever try! Extra creamy, loaded with bacon, cream cheese, jalapeños, and kicked up a notch with TABASCO® Sauce, this delicious and easy mac and cheese is sure to be a new favorite! 

    Ingredients

    • 16 oz elbow macaroni (cooked (or other tubular pasta))
    • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
    • 6 tbsp unsalted butter
    • 2 jalapeños (seeded, membranes removed, and diced)
    • 1/3 cup all purpose flour
    • 3 cups whole milk
    • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
    • 6 oz cream cheese (cut into cubes)
    • 2 tsp TABASCO® Sauce
    • 4 cups sharp cheddar cheese ( shredded)
    • 1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese (shredded)
    • 12 oz bacon (cooked and crumbled)
    • 1 1/2 cups panko crumbs
    • 4 tbsp butter (melted)
    • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese (shredded)
    • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika (or regular paprika)

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 12
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 765 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 53 g 81.81%
    • Saturated Fat: 29 g 146.09%
    • Trans Fat: 1 g %
    • Cholesterol: 134 mg 44.75%
    • Sodium: 979 mg 40.8%
    • Calcium: 530 mg 53.01%
    • Potassium: 119 mg 3.4%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 2 mg 9.23%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 44 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 4 g 14.97%
    • Sugar: 6 g
    • Protein: 30 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 27.53%
    • Vitamin C 0.23%
    • Vitamin D 3.15%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat9
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch3
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat3
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total2 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy2 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total1 oz-eq

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