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Pepperjack Bacon Mac n' Cheese - Creme de la Crumb
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Pepperjack Bacon Mac n' Cheese

Cheesy macaroni noodles with melty pepperjack cheese, peppers, and crispy bacon!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
0 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 708kcal
Author Tiffany

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces macaroni elbows
  • 8 slices bacon cooked til crispy and crumbled
  • ½ white onion diced
  • ½ cup red pepper diced
  • 1 jalapeno seeded and diced
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • ½ cup half and half
  • ¾ cup chicken broth
  • 8 ounces shredded pepperjack cheese
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Cook macaroni according to box instructions. Spray a large pan or nonstick skillet with cooking spray and saute onions, peppers, and jalapeños 3-4 minutes over medium heat. Add garlic and sauté another minute or two until fragrant. Add flour and stir to coat veggies. Add half and half, chicken broth, pepperjack cheese, and cream cheese. Stir throughout until cheeses are melty.
  • Add cooked macaroni noodles and stir to coat. Stir in half of crumbled bacon. Top Macaroni with remaining bacon.

Notes

Reheats well, simply store in airtight container in fridge and reheat on the stove or in the microwave. 

Nutrition

Calories: 708kcal | Carbohydrates: 74g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 96mg | Sodium: 635mg | Potassium: 429mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1546IU | Vitamin C: 33mg | Calcium: 511mg | Iron: 2mg