Bacon Jalapeño Popper Mac & Cheese

Everyone loves Macaroni! Even Christian Grey in 50 Shades of Grey! But the regular can get kind of boring so why not spice it up a little? Below is a recipe that I like to make with my stepmom.


1 pound of dry macaroni noodles
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
6 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled
1/2 cup minced onion
1 4oz can of jalapeños, chopped
3 tablespoons flour
6 oz cream cheese
2 1/2 cups milk
1-1/2 cups cheddar cheese
1/2 cup monterey jack cheese
3/4 cup panko bread crumbs
1 tablespoon olive oil


  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Cook macaroni noodles al dente according to package directions.
  3. Cook bacon until crisp and set aside. Leave 1 tablespoon of bacon drippings in the pan and add minced onion. Fry about 3 minutes or until translucent.
  4. Add butter and flour. Stir in milk while whisking. Bring to a boil while continuing to stir. Remove from heat and stir in cheeses, jalapeños, and 4 slices of the bacon.Stir in macaroni and put into a greased casserole dish.
  5. In a small bowl, combine bread crumbs, olive oil and remaining bacon. Sprinkle topping over the macaroni and bake 20 minutes or until hot and topping is lightly browned.

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