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Bacon Jalapeño Mac n Cheese | Self Proclaimed Foodie

Bacon Jalepeno Mac n Cheese

This Bacon Jalepeño Mac n Cheese has just the right amount of heat to make it an exciting treat on game day or a meal that is pure comfort food.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Servings 8 servings
Calories 825


  • 16 ounces pasta (I used organic trottole)
  • 1 pound bacon ends and pieces
  • 1 cup sliced fresh jalapenos (with seeds, stems removed (about 5 small))
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups shredded gruyere
  • 3 cups shredded sharp cheddar


  • In a large pot of salted water, cook pasta to desired doneness. Drain and set aside.
  • In a large pot or dutch oven, cook the bacon. When done, remove cooked bacon pieces and set aside. Discard bacon grease, reserving no more than a tablespoon in the pot. Add sliced jalapeno to remaining bacon grease with bacon. Cook over medium heat until tender and fragrant, about 5 minutes.
  • Add butter to mixture and allow to melt. Reduce heat to low and add milk and cheeses. Stir until melted. As soon as the cheese has melted and a sauce has formed, remove mixture from heat and stir in pasta. Enjoy!


Calories: 825kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 54g | Saturated Fat: 27g | Cholesterol: 136mg | Sodium: 816mg | Potassium: 375mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1105IU | Vitamin C: 13.4mg | Calcium: 691mg | Iron: 1.4mg