Gluten Free Tasty

Jalapeno Mac and Cheese

Gluten Free Tasty

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Recipe
Jalapeno Mac and Cheese Recipe
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Calories: 1024
Difficulty: Easy

Nutrition Information

Recipe Serves 4
Nutrition Information Based on a Single Serving
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value*
Calories
1024
51.2% Complete
51%
Fat
56g
86.1538461538% Complete
86%
Cholesterol
166mg
55.3333333333% Complete
55%
Sodium
1422mg
61.8260869565% Complete
62%
Carbohydrates
81g
62.7906976744% Complete
63%
Fiber
4g
16.0% Complete
16%
Sugar
15g
30.0% Complete
30%
Protein
48g
94.1176470588% Complete
94%
*Percent Daily Value are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Dietary Needs

Gluten Free
Vegetarian
Ingredients
  • 12 ounces gluten-free elbows (or 16 ounces regular pasta)
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter (plus more for greasing the pan)
  • 1 large jalapeno, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1 quart whole milk
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 16 ounces coarsely grated mild cheddar cheese (about 4 cups)
  • 1 bunch scallions, thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons white rice or gluten-free flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
Method
Preheat the oven to 400°F. Butter a large cast-iron skillet, casserole pan, or a 9 × 13-inch baking dish, and set it aside. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook, following the package directions, until 3 minutes shy of al dente. The pasta should still have a bite to it. Drain, and shake out all the water. Meanwhile, In a large pot or Dutch oven, melt the butter. Saute the scallions and jalapenos over medium-high heat until soft, about 5 minutes. Whisk in the flour and cook until it is fully incorporated, 1 minute. Add the warm milk and whisk gently over medium heat until the mixture has bubbled and thickened enough to coat the back of a spoon, about 10 minutes. Stir in the salt, pepper, mustard, and most of the grated cheese, reserving 1/2 cup. Add the pasta and toss to combine. Distribute the mixture evenly in the prepared skillet or baking dish, and sprinkle the remaining cheese over the top. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until bubbling and browned. If the top is not browned and toasty, stick the pan under the broiler for 1 minute. Serve piping hot. Serves 4