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Mac N’ Cheese Jalapeno Bacon Poppers

Yields10 ServingsPrep Time10 minsCook Time35 minsTotal Time45 mins

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.

 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

Preheat the oven to 350° F.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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

Nutrition Facts

Servings 10