Pepper Jack Cheesy Mac

Pepper Jack Cheesy Mac

Prep:
10 mins
Cooking:
35 mins
Level:
Easy
Yields:
6 servings

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.

Baker's Comments

Nutritional Information

  • Serving Size
    1/6 servings of recipe
  • Calories 520
  • Calories from Fat 260

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

% Daily Value *

  • Total Fat 29g 45%
  • Saturated Fat 19g 95%
  • Cholesterol 85mg 28%
  • Sodium 560mg 23%
  • Carbohydrates 37g 12%
  • Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
  • Sugars 7g
  • Protein 25g
  • Vitamin A 15%
  • Vitamin C 0%
  • Calcium 70%
  • Iron 6%

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