Spicy Tomato Jalapeno Macaroni and Cheese Casserole

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READY IN: 40mins
SERVES: 6-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Set oven to 375°F (set oven rack to second-lowest position).
  • Butter a 13x9-inch baking pan.
  • In a large saucepan melt 1/3 cup butter, add in the onions, garlic, diced jalapeño pepper, coriander and cumin; stirring until the onions are tender (about 5 minutes).
  • Add in flour and stir for 2 minutes with a wooden spoon.
  • Slowly add in the half and half cream whisking continuously until the mixture boils and thickens.
  • Add in cayenne pepper and salt to taste.
  • Add in chopped tomatoes and simmer for about 3 minutes (do not add in the cheese, add it in when when mixing in the bowl).
  • In a large bowl mix together the cooked macaroni and tomato mixture, then stir in both cheeses; mix well to combine.
  • Transfer to prepared casserole dish.
  • In a small bowl mix together the fresh bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese, then sprinkle over the macaroni mixture in the baking pan.
  • Bake for about 20-25 minutes, or until the mixture is bubbly.
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