Jalapeño Popper Macaroni and Cheese Served
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Jalapeño Popper Macaroni and Cheese

This Jalapeño Popper Macaroni and Cheese recipe is a fun new take on traditional mac 'n cheese! Ready your taste buds for this insanely good dinner recipe!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time1 hr 45 mins
Course: Dinner, Entree
Servings: 8 people



  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Grease your baking dish and set it aside.
  • Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper (or a reusable silicone baking mat) and add your uncooked bacon.
  • On a separate baking sheet, add bread cubes, toss in olive oil. Add salt, garlic powder, and oregano and toss again.
  • Bake your bread cubes for 15 minutes, or until golden brown and toasty. These are homemade croutons to use for the dish.
  • Bake the bacon strips until crispy, about 20 minutes.
  • Chop your jalapeños and set aside.
  • Also coarsely chop the cooled bacon.
  • Prepare your macaroni al denté as directed on the package.
  • Drain the macaroni then return it to the pot and add your cream cheese and butter.
  • Mix until butter and cream cheese are melted thoroughly.
  • Mix in the whipping cream and shredded cheese. Continue to stir until cheese is fully melted.
  • Fold in chopped jalapeños and coarsely chopped bacon.
  • Add macaroni mixture to a greased baking dish and top with your freshly baked croutons. Top with more cheese.
  • Cover with foil and bake for 35 minutes, until mixture is bubbly, cheese is fully melted.