Pepper Jack Cheesy Mac
Keep the audience on their toes with this zesty two cheese blend of spices and macaroni noodles. Crushed tortilla chips and a pinch of chili flakes in the topping provide a fun surprising kick. No one will call foul on this hearty Pepper Jack Cheesy Mac combination.
- 2 cups (8 oz.) dry elbow macaroni
- 2 cups (8-oz. pkg.) shredded cheddar cheese
- 2 cups (8 oz.) shredded Pepper Jack cheese, divided
- 1 can (12 fl. oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/2 to 1 cup broken tortilla chips (your choice of color)
- 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional)
Directions, Reviews, Nutrition
COOK macaroni in large saucepan according to package directions; drain. Return to saucepan.
ADD cheddar cheese, 1 1/2 cups Pepper Jack cheese, evaporated milk and black pepper to macaroni; stir until combined. Pour into prepared casserole dish. Combine remaining 1/2 cup Pepper Jack cheese, tortilla chips and red pepper flakes in small bowl. Sprinkle over top. Cover tightly with foil.
BAKE for 20 minutes. Uncover; bake for an additional 10 minutes or until lightly browned.
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I tried this recipe just for something new. Wasn't sure how it would go over. Everyone loves it! I don't put the topping on because I don't want it mushy when we reheat it. I also add a dash of a spicy seasoning called Hot and Sassy to give it a little more of a kick. My family has even added it to our traditional holiday meals instead of regular mac and cheese.
Best Mac n Cheese
I have tried to make mac n cheese many times and nothing has come close to being as good as this recipe. We ALL loved it!
We call this the "fancy mac & cheese" at home, even though it is super easy to make. It has so much flavor and the chips add a perfect crunch. It stores really well for leftovers. I could eat it everyday. YUM!
pepper jack mac and cheese
I did not like this at all, but my husband said that it was pretty good. My kids did not like it either.
I made this last night for my husband who LOVES pepper jack cheese. I thought it needed more spice and should have used more pepper jack and less cheddar. My husband also thought it would be good to add hamburger to make a meal.
Serving Size: 1/6 of Recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
- Amount Per Serving
- Calories: 520
- Calories from Fat: 260
- Total Fat: 29g (45% of DV)
- Saturated Fat: 19g (95% of DV)
- Cholesterol: 85mg (28% of DV)
- Sodium: 560mg (23% of DV)
- Carbohydrates: 37g (12% of DV)
- Dietary Fiber: 2g (8% of DV)
- Sugars: 7g
- Protein: 25g
- Vitamin A: 15% of DV
- Vitamin C: 0% of DV
- Calcium: 70% of DV
- Iron: 6% of DV
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.