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1/2 Photos of Bacon Jalapeno Cheeseburger Mac
My kids, like most, love macaroni and cheese. The trick for me is trying to keep it different and adult enough to satisfy more than just the kiddos. I came up with this recipe because my oldest loves cheeseburger mac and my husband thinks anything is better with bacon (hey he ain’t wrong!) If you like a little more heat you can leave the ribs on one of the jalapenos or toss a little cayenne in with the paprika. We love heat but the kids aren’t fans so I tend to try to keep things on the milder side. You know your tastes so don’t be afraid to bump up the heat if you like. You can also use some Monterey jack or pepper jack to top the dish with instead of the additional cheddar, which I probably would have done myself if I had some in the house. Be sure not to over cook your pasta. Since it is going into the oven you want to be sure that it is al dente. If you like it a tad firmer you can stop just short of al dente and your noodles will be firmer in the end. I usually try to let it set for 10 minutes once I pull it out of the oven just to let it set up but if you are hungry it tastes the same right out of the oven!
Units: US | Metric
Serving Size: 1 (360 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6