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5 from 1 vote

Bacon Jalapeno Popper Mac and Cheese

Servings: 10 Servings
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Creamy cheesy pasta loaded with crispy bacon and spicy jalapenos. Your favorite bar food turned into a decadent main dish!

Ingredients

  • 1 Pound Dried Pasta, I used Campanelle
  • 5 Tablespoons Butter, Divided
  • 2 Cups Milk
  • 8 oz. Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Shredded
  • 8 Ounces Velveeta Cheese, Cubed
  • 4 Ounces Cream Cheese, Softened
  • 1 Pound Bacon, Diced
  • 5 Jalapenos, Ribs and Seeds Removed, Sliced
  • 1 Cup Bread Crumbs
  • Salt and Pepper, To Taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350ยบ F. Cook pasta according to the box directions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  • In a large sauce pan cook bacon until crisp. Drain grease, reserving ~1 Tablespoon. Drain bacon on paper towels.
  • Saute jalapenos for 4-5 minutes or until softened.
  • In a large saucepan, melt 2 tablespoons butter. Stir in milk until heated.
  • Stir in velveeta, cream cheese, and shredded cheese. Stir until cheeses are completely melted. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Fold in bacon and jalapeno. Toss with pasta until combined.
  • Pour into a 9x13 inch pan. In a small bowl, combine remaining 3 tablespoons of butter with bread crumbs. Pour over pasta.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 649kcal, Carbohydrates: 48g, Protein: 25g, Fat: 38g, Saturated Fat: 18g, Cholesterol: 91mg, Sodium: 989mg, Potassium: 422mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 7g, Vitamin A: 19.4%, Vitamin C: 10.1%, Calcium: 39.8%, Iron: 8.5%
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Baked, Game Day, Super Bowl
Author: Krystle
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