Rock & Roll Jalapeno Macaroni and Cheese

"This zippy recipe is a BBQ favorite. It is served when we do catering and it seems to suit a wide variety of tastes."
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Ready In:
1hr 20mins




  • In a saucepan melt butter, then add cream cheese and mix until smooth.
  • Add heavy cream and whisk it inches Then add jalapeño juice and whisk that in
  • Mix in Cheese, stir until cheese is completely melted.
  • Mix in Jalapeños, Salt, Cajun Seasoning, and Flour.
  • Continue whisking until all ingredients are completely mixed.
  • Grease a casserole dish and layer bottom of pan with half of the cooked macaroni.
  • Gently pour half the mixture over noodles.
  • Add another layer of noodles and cheese mixture.
  • Sprinkle top with bread crumbs. Cover with foil and bake at 350 for 30 minutes.
  • Uncover and bake for another 20 to 30 minutes or until golden brown on top.

Questions & Replies

  1. What does "whisk it inches" mean?
  2. Can you serve this is a crockpot ? I wouldn't want it to get dry


  1. I made this last night and our guests really enjoyed it. I made a couple changes: I doubled the cheese and used cheddar jack. I also bought four cheese & garlic croutons and crushed those for the topping as opposed to bread crumbs. DELICIOUS!!
  2. I made this for a neighborhood cook out... it was a big hit! I recommend that you cut the amount of jalapenos that the recipe calls for back.
  3. My goodness! I made this today, and i couldn't stop eating bowls of it before i served it. lol Best mac & cheese recipe! Only variations i made were cutting the Jalapeños to 1 cup, left out the breadcrumbs, and added more cheese. Yuuuummy!! ^_^
  4. Good n' Spicy! Oh look, Sister#2 did it again...sneaked in a taste test and it looks like she's about to cry. Humphhh crying takes all the joy out of laughing at someone.
  5. Superb! I've been asked for the recipe twice already. I only used about 1/4 cup of jalapenos and that was plenty for us.


  1. I cut the jalapenos and juice, then only use a sharp white aged cheddar. Turns out very good. I cut baking time down to 20 mins covered and 10 uncovered at 380. Works very well. Disappears quick.


I am currently filming a television show called "Rock and Roll BBQ" and maintain it's site I have my own line of BBQ sauces which can be purchased online as well. Although I am not a traditionally trained chef I have designed restaurant menus, won cooking competitions, and cooked on various television shows across the country. I appear on various radio shows around the country as well. I am widely regarded as the best chef in my house.
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