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Pepper Jack Cheesy Mac

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.

Pepper Jack Cheesy Mac
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  • Skill Level
    Easy
  • Makes
    6
    servings
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups (8 oz.) dry elbow macaroni
  • 2 cups (8-oz. pkg.) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups (8 oz.) shredded Pepper Jack cheese
  • 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)

Instructions

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.