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Jalapeno Bacon Macaroni and Cheese
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Jalapeno Bacon Macaroni and Cheese

Jalapeno Bacon Macaroni and Cheese is the perfect combination of spicy jalapeno peppers, bacon, chicken and creamy macaroni and cheese. The perfect comfort food, this Jalapeno Bacon Macaroni and Cheese is loaded with tons of spicy smokey flavor.| A Wicked Whisk | https://www.awickedwhisk.com
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 ea
Calories: 423.2kcal

Ingredients

  • 6 pieces crisp bacon chopped (or one package of pre-cooked bacon pieces)
  • 3 chicken breasts cooked and bite sized
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 4 tablespoon flour
  • 4 cups milk
  • 1 cup ricotta
  • 8 oz each shredded Monterey Jack and Sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 4 jalapenos ribs and seeds removed, diced (plus extra for garnishing)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 lb rigatoni

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees and spray 13 x 9 casserole pan with non-stick spray
  • Bring large pot of water to boil and add in pasta. Cook for half of the recommended time, remove and drain.
  • In a large skillet, melt butter over medium high heat. Add in flour once butter has melted and whisk to combine.
  • Pour in milk and add in spices and salt and pepper. Whisk often and bring mixture to a boil.
  • Once boiling, whisk in Parmesan cheese and half of the shredded cheese and continue whisking until melted.
  • Add in ricotta, chicken, bacon, pasta and jalapenos and stir until mixed evenly
  • Transfer to a 13x9 pan. top with remaining shredded cheese and bake for 25 minutes.
  • Garnish with extra jalapenos and serve while hot

Nutrition

Serving: 12ea | Calories: 423.2kcal | Carbohydrates: 35.3g | Protein: 29.2g | Fat: 18.5g | Saturated Fat: 8.8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4.3g | Cholesterol: 86mg | Sodium: 251.4mg | Potassium: 200.6mg | Fiber: 1.6g | Sugar: 4.6g | Vitamin A: 380IU | Vitamin C: 5.1mg | Calcium: 190mg | Iron: 2mg