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Jalapeno Popper Mac & Cheese


Ingredients

  • ¼ pound butter

  • 2 cups flour

  • ½ an onion, diced

  • 4 ounces cream cheese

  • 8 ounces cheese blend

  • 1 small can dice jalapenos

  • ½ box of favorite pasta

  • 1-pound bacon

  • 1 quart milk

  • 1 cup chopped cilantro

  • Salt and pepper to taste

Method

  1. Cook your pasta according to package directions-set aside

  2. Slice and cook the bacon, and set aside on a paper towel, save the bacon grease

  3. In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat, add the bacon grease

  4. Add the onion, salt, and pepper, and sweat in the butter and grease until translucent

  5. Add the flour and make a roux, and cook until the roux has a peanut butter consistency and does not stick to the pan

  6. Add the milk and stir until the sauce is smooth and starts to thicken

  7. Add the cream cheese and cheddar cheese and stir in until well blended in the sauce

  8. Add the drained jalapenos, cilantro, and diced cooked bacon and stir well

  9. Lastly, add the cooked macaroni, salt, and pepper, and stir well

  10. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes




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