Jalapeño Popper Mac and Cheese

Jalapeño Popper Mac and Cheese

Just looking at this heavenly carb-tastic and cheesy goodness is making me swoon. So what if it’s super early in the morning? I’ve never been one to shy away from eating dinner for breakfast or breakfast for dinner anyway. I’d gladly (OK I DID gladly) eat leftovers from this meal with an egg on top – and it’s amazing!

I remember my first jalapeño popper experience, and truth be told in hindsight it was pretty lackluster, but at the time I thought I had died and entered some kind of junk food lover’s paradise. It was in the local Sam’s Club when I was in high school; like any good high schooler I went with my mom to the bulk store to eat a “lunch” of samples from sweet old ladies in foodservice caps.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound pasta of choice (I loved using these medium shells!)
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 4 ounces fire-roasted and peeled chopped green chiles
  • 4 ounces pickled jalapeños
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
Read the whole recipe on Heather's Dish