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Best Pepper Jack Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

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Pepper Jack Macaroni and Cheese

You’ll never want to buy macaroni and cheese again after making our Pepper Jack Mac & Cheese recipe. This cheesy dish pairs pepper jack cheese with sharp cheddar cheese and pasta… for an explosion of flavor.

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This recipe will make the whole family happy. You can jazz it up by making it with bacon or grilled steak. It’s also a great side for pork chops or lean chicken breasts. This is the perfect comfort food, especially when you’re pressed for time.


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This is my recipe for how to make homemade pepper jack macaroni and cheese. It is my favorite recipe (made with love) and everyone that has tried it, loves it. I hope you like it too!

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Homemade pepper jack macaroni and cheese is the ultimate comfort food. It might even be more comforting than macaroni and cheese with Velveeta cheese sauce. It might seem like the recipe would be the same as making homemade macaroni and cheese… but it surprisingly isn’t.

Pepper jack macaroni and cheese is a wonderful twist on the classic dish. The addition of pepper jack cheese gives it a little spicy kick that goes great with your favorite beverage.

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How to Make the Best Pepper Jack Macaroni and Cheese Ever

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Recipe by Don Carroll Course: American, Appetizer, Dinner, Favorite, Lunch, RecipeCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

6

servings
Prep time

20

minutes
Cooking time

5

minutes
Calories

848

kcal
Total time

25

minutes

You’ll never want to buy macaroni and cheese again after making our Pepper Jack Mac & Cheese recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Elbow macaroni

  • 1 stick Butter

  • 2 1/4 cups Half and half

  • 1 large Egg, beaten

  • 4 oz Cream cheese, room temperature

  • 2 cups Sharp cheddar cheese, grated

  • 2 cups Pepper jack cheese, grated

  • 1/2 teaspoon Smoked paprika

  • 1/4 teaspoon Dried parsley

  • 1/4 teaspoon Red pepper flakes

  • 1/4 teaspoon Onion powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon Mustard powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon Pepper

Directions

  • Set oven to broil. Spray casserole dish with cooking spray.
  • In large pot bring water to boil for pasta. Add pasta, cook for six minutes and drain.
  • Return to pot and add butter. Stir pasta to coat with butter.
  • In separate pot on low heat, add half & half and beaten egg. Whisk together. Add cream cheese and whisk while cheese melts.
  • Add 1 cup of each cheese and whisk until melted.
  • Add paprika, parsley, red pepper flakes, onion powder, mustard powder, salt and pepper. Whisk until smooth.
  • Add pasta to the cheese sauce, stir until the pasta is coated.
  • Spoon half the pasta into the casserole dish. Sprinkle 1/2 of remaining cheese on top. Spoon the remaining pasta in dish, and top with the remaining cheese.
  • Place in broiler until grated cheese is melted. Approximately 2-3 minutes. Remove from oven and serve.

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Nutrition Facts

6 servings per container

Serving Size1 cup


  • Amount Per ServingCalories848
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 53.6g 83%
    • Saturated Fat 33.2g 166%
  • Cholesterol 188mg 63%
  • Sodium 676mg 29%
  • Potassium 371mg 11%
  • Total Carbohydrate 61.7g 21%
    • Dietary Fiber 2.6g 11%
    • Sugars 2.6g
  • Protein 29.9g 60%

  • Calcium 43%
  • Iron 18%
  • Vitamin D 90%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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