Roasted Jalapeño Mac and Cheese

With Roasted Jalapeños and Crusted Cheese Crackers

Prep & Cook Time: 20-30 min.

Cook Within: 1 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Mild

Contains: Milk, Wheat

All ingredients are individually packaged, but our central facility is not certified allergen-free. Furthermore, ingredient contents may vary. Please check recipe cards and ingredient packaging for allergens and nutrition facts. If you have serious allergies, please use your best judgment or consult a health professional to decide if our meals are safe for you!
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Inspired by my famous mac and cheese jalapeño poppers, this vegetarian dish can be served with mild heat or hot spice. The macaroni and cheese is a classic creamy version made with a blend of cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses, but topped with roasted jalapeños and crunchy, crumbled cheese crackers for a spice and texture twist. You are just 20 minutes away from this treat hitting your dinner table.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 2 Jalapeño Pepper
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    6 oz. Cavatappi Pasta
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    2 oz. Cheddar-Jack Cheese, Shredded
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    2 oz. Cheddar Cheese, Shredded
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    ⅓ oz. Flour
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    8 fl. oz. Low-Fat Milk
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    ¼ cup Cheese Crackers (Cheez Its or similar)

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Recipe Steps

  • 1

    Roast the Jalapeños

    Heat oven to 500F degrees. Slice the stem off the jalapenos and then slice in half. Place the jalapenos skin side up on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silpat liner. Place in oven and bake for 10-12 minutes, until the skin of the jalapenos is browned.

  • 2

    Prepare the Pasta

    While the jalapeños roast, bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Once the water has come to a boil, add the macaroni pasta. Cook for 7-8 minutes, until al dente.

  • 3

    Make the Sauce

    Once the pasta is cooking; get to work on the sauce. Whisk the milk and flour together in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a slow boil and let bubble for 1 minute letting the mixture thicken. Then add the cheese, salt, and pepper, to taste. Stir until melted.

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    Add the Pasta

    Drain the pasta, and return it to the pot. Pour the cheese sauce over. Stir to combine.

  • 5

    Chop the Jalapeños

    Remove the jalapeños from the oven. Using a sharp knife remove the skin, seeds, and membranes. Then finely chop the jalapeños.

  • 6

    Plate the Dish

    Scoop the mac and cheese into a bowl. Top with the jalapeños – they are quite spicy so add only ½ teaspoon for mild spice, or more for extra heat. Crumble some cheese crackers over the top and enjoy!

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