Pepper Jack Cheesy Mac

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 35 min
Cooling Time:
Yields: 6 servings

Description

Keep the audience on their toes with this zesty two cheese blend of spices and macaroni noodles. Crushed tortilla chips and a pinch of chili flakes in the topping provide a fun surprising kick. No one will call foul on this hearty Pepper Jack Cheesy Mac combination.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (8 oz.) dry elbow macaroni
  • 2 cups (8-oz. pkg.) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups (8 oz.) shredded Pepper Jack cheese, divided
  • 1 can (12 fl. oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 to 1 cup broken tortilla chips (your choice of color)
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional)

Directions

PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Lightly grease 2 1/2-quart casserole dish.

COOK macaroni in large saucepan according to package directions; drain. Return to saucepan.

ADD cheddar cheese, 1 1/2 cups Pepper Jack cheese, evaporated milk and black pepper to macaroni; stir until combined. Pour into prepared casserole dish. Combine remaining 1/2 cup Pepper Jack cheese, tortilla chips and red pepper flakes in small bowl. Sprinkle over top. Cover tightly with foil.

BAKE for 20 minutes. Uncover; bake for an additional 10 minutes or until lightly browned.

Yummy

by J. Julie , Louisville, KY on Dec. 2010

I tried this recipe just for something new. Wasn't sure how it would go over. Everyone loves it! I don't put the topping on because I don't want it mushy when we reheat it. I also add a dash of a spicy seasoning called Hot and Sassy to give it a little more of a kick. My family has even added it to our traditional holiday meals instead of regular mac and cheese.

Best Mac n Cheese

by C. Carrie , Ohio on Dec. 2010

I have tried to make mac n cheese many times and nothing has come close to being as good as this recipe. We ALL loved it!

Amazing!

by R. Robin , Omaha, NE on Mar. 2010

We call this the "fancy mac & cheese" at home, even though it is super easy to make. It has so much flavor and the chips add a perfect crunch. It stores really well for leftovers. I could eat it everyday. YUM!

pepper jack mac and cheese

by D. Deana , Ramah, NM on Mar. 2010

I did not like this at all, but my husband said that it was pretty good. My kids did not like it either.

Great!

by C. Chrissy , Littleton, CO on Mar. 2010

I made this last night for my husband who LOVES pepper jack cheese. I thought it needed more spice and should have used more pepper jack and less cheddar. My husband also thought it would be good to add hamburger to make a meal.

WONDERFUL TASTE!

by M. MELISSA , Pineville, LA on Feb. 2010

I MADE THIS MAC & CHEESE FOR VALENTINE SUNDAY AND IT WAS GONE QUICK. EVERYONE LOVED IT! THE PEPPERJACK CHEESE GIVES IT SO MUCH FLAVOR. THIS IS EASY ENOUGH TO MAKE ON A WEEKDAY TOO.

now thats game time chow

by S. Sean , Danvers,Ma on Feb. 2010

cheesey,crunchy, yummy goodness.

Macaroni

by P. Peter , on Feb. 2010

I liked this because the ingredients were easy to find. The recipe was simple to follow. My family enjoys a fast good tasting meal that everyone will eat.

pepper jack chesy mac

by s. sandra , lauderhill fla on Feb. 2010

simple ingredients which i like. prep. time is great. never thought about pepper jack in mac n cheese. i'm always plain jane. what flavor

Mac and Cheese with Zing

by j. jim , EVANSTON, IL on Feb. 2010

The pepper and red pepper really make this recipe for me. Macaroni and cheese with grown-up taste!