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Mac N’ Cheese Jalapeno Bacon Poppers

Mac N’ Cheese Jalapeno Bacon Poppers

Mac N’ Cheese Jalapeno Bacon Poppers

RatingDifficultyBeginner

Jalapeno, butter, bacon, cheese..these are a few of my favorite things. Now you can serve them all up in a bite size delight for any party or gathering.

Yields10 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time35 minsTotal Time45 mins
 12 jalapeños, halved and seeded
 5 tbsp unsalted butter
 2 tbsp flour
 4 cups milk
 4 oz cream cheese
 5 cups shredded cheddar cheese (reserve about 1 cup for sprinkle on top)
 1 lb cooked elbow macaroni
 3 chives, minced
 3 pieces of bacon cooked and crumbled
1

Preheat the oven to 350° F.

2

Place the peppers cut side up on a baking sheet and cook for 15 minutes until slightly soft. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool.

3

Heat a large Dutch oven medium heat and add 5 tablespoons butter. Stir in the flour and cook until light brown and bubbling, about 4 minutes.

4

Add the milk and bring just to a simmer and then reduce to medium-low heat. Stir in the cream cheese and the cheddar. Add in the macaroni.

5

Stuff the jalapeños with the mac n' cheese, sprinkle with the cheddar and the bacon and place back into the oven for 15 to 18 minutes until the cheese is slightly golden.

6

Remove from the oven and place on a platter. Garnish with chopped chives.

Ingredients

 12 jalapeños, halved and seeded
 5 tbsp unsalted butter
 2 tbsp flour
 4 cups milk
 4 oz cream cheese
 5 cups shredded cheddar cheese (reserve about 1 cup for sprinkle on top)
 1 lb cooked elbow macaroni
 3 chives, minced
 3 pieces of bacon cooked and crumbled

Directions

1

Preheat the oven to 350° F.

2

Place the peppers cut side up on a baking sheet and cook for 15 minutes until slightly soft. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool.

3

Heat a large Dutch oven medium heat and add 5 tablespoons butter. Stir in the flour and cook until light brown and bubbling, about 4 minutes.

4

Add the milk and bring just to a simmer and then reduce to medium-low heat. Stir in the cream cheese and the cheddar. Add in the macaroni.

5

Stuff the jalapeños with the mac n' cheese, sprinkle with the cheddar and the bacon and place back into the oven for 15 to 18 minutes until the cheese is slightly golden.

6

Remove from the oven and place on a platter. Garnish with chopped chives.

Mac N’ Cheese Jalapeno Bacon Poppers
Chef Jamika

Chef Jamika is a classically trained Chef, Entrepreneur, Television Host, Motivational Speaker, Risk-taker, Cheerleader, Frequent Flyer, Philanthropist, wife, mom, sister and friend. Jamika Pessoa resides in Los Angeles, CA and Atlanta, GA with her husband and daughter.

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