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Bacon Jalapeno Popper Mac and Cheese

Creamy cheesy pasta loaded with crispy bacon and spicy jalapenos. Your favorite bar food turned into a decadent main dish!
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Baked, Game Day, Super Bowl
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 10 Servings
Calories 649kcal
Author Krystle
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  • 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


  • Preheat oven to 350º 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.


Calories: 649kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 91mg | Sodium: 989mg | Potassium: 422mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 970IU | Vitamin C: 8.3mg | Calcium: 398mg | Iron: 1.5mg
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