Jalapeno Bacon Macaroni and Cheese with Cheetos Recipe

This Jalapeno Bacon Macaroni and Cheese with Cheetos is a spicy twist on the classic comfort food. Creamy macaroni and cheese is loaded with crispy bacon and diced jalapenos for a kick of heat. The dish is then topped with crushed Cheetos for an extra crunch and cheesy flavor. It's the perfect combination of creamy, spicy, and crunchy, making it a crowd-pleasing dish for any occasion.

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40minstotal
15minsPrep
25minsCook
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25m.Cook
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Ingredients for Jalapeno Bacon Macaroni and Cheese with Cheetos Recipe

  • 1 ounce Macaroni
  • 1/2 Slices Bacon, Cooked And Crumbled
  • 1/4 No.s Jalap S, Diced
  • 1/4 tablespoon Butter
  • 1/4 tablespoon All Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 cup Milk
  • 1/4 cup Shredded Cheese
  • As required Salt And Pepper, To Taste
  • 0.13 cup Crushed Cheetos
  • No.s Additional Diced Jalapenos And Crispy Bacon, For Garnish

Directions: Jalapeno Bacon Macaroni And Cheese With Cheetos Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.Cook the macaroni according to package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  • STEP 2.In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the diced jalapenos and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
  • STEP 3.Stir in the flour and cook for 1 minute. Gradually whisk in the milk and bring to a simmer. Cook until the sauce thickens, about 5 minutes.
  • STEP 4.Remove the saucepan from heat and stir in the shredded cheese until melted and smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • STEP 5.Add the cooked macaroni and crispy bacon to the cheese sauce. Stir until well combined.
  • STEP 6.Transfer the macaroni and cheese mixture to a baking dish. Sprinkle crushed Cheetos over the top.
  • STEP 7.Bake in a preheated oven at 350掳F (175掳C) for 20-25 minutes, or until the cheese is bubbly and the Cheetos are golden brown.
  • STEP 8.Remove from the oven and let cool for a few minutes before serving.
  • STEP 9.Serve the Jalapeno Bacon Macaroni and Cheese with Cheetos hot, garnished with additional diced jalapenos and crispy bacon, if desired.

Cooking Tips

  • For extra heat, leave the seeds in the jalapenos. For a milder version, remove the seeds and membranes.
  • Feel free to use your favorite type of cheese or a combination of cheeses for the sauce.
  • If you don't have Cheetos, you can substitute with crushed tortilla chips or breadcrumbs for a crunchy topping.

Storage and Serving

  • Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • To reheat, place the macaroni and cheese in a microwave-safe dish and heat in 30-second intervals, stirring in between, until heated through.
  • This dish is best served fresh and hot, but you can also enjoy it at room temperature as a cold pasta salad.
Nutrition
value
252
calories per serving
14 g Fat17 g Protein13 g Carbs1 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
    14g
  • Protein
    17g
  • Carbs
    13g
  • Fiber
    1g

MacroNutrients

  • Carbs
    13g
  • Protein
    17g
  • Fiber
    1g

Fats

  • Fat
    14g

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
    567mg
  • Iron
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin A
    87mcg
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
    19mcg
  • Vitamin B12
    < 1mcg
  • Vitamin C
    3mg
  • Vitamin E
    < 1mg
  • Copper
    < 1mcg
  • Magnesium
    32mg
  • Manganese
    < 1mg
  • Phosphorus
    382mg
  • Selenium
    12mcg
  • Zinc
    2mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp