Spicy Three Cheese Mac & Cheese

Spicy Three Cheese Mac & Cheese
Tim McGeever

My love affair with mac and cheese gets hot and heavy in this spicy interpretation of the American classic. We begin with a medley of cheeses, including pepper jack, cheddar, and parmesan, and add to that a mix of scallions and jalapenos - two of my favorite 'mean greens'. I have also replaced the traditional macaroni with fusilli pasta because, lt's face it, a little change never hurt nobody. 

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5
Servings
837
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 Pound fusilli pasta
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 Cup scallions, thinly sliced
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 8 Ounces extra sharp cheddar, shredded
  • 8 Ounces pepper jack cheese
  • 1 Cup whole milk or heavy cream
  • 1/2 Cup parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  • 4 Ounces jalapeno, seeded and chooped

Directions

Cook the pasta in boiling water following package directions for al dente, drain, and set aside. Set oven to broil.

Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add milk or heavy cream, and pepper jack cheese.

While stirring, add jalapeno, scallions, cheddar and 1/4 cup of parmesan cheese. Add salt to taste.

Combine the sauce with the pasta and stir to blend. Spoon into a nonstick baking dish. Sprinkle remaining parmesan cheese on top.

Broil for 4-5 minutes, or until the edges become golden brown.

Remove and let cool. Serve and enjoy!

Cheese Shopping Tip

If a piece of cheese smells strongly of ammonia, don't buy it. This is typically a sign of spoilage.

Cheese Cooking Tip

Allow cheese to come to room temperature before serving. This will accentuate the flavors and aromas.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
42g
65%
Sugar
6g
N/A
Saturated Fat
25g
100%
Cholesterol
116mg
39%
Protein
40g
80%
Carbs
74g
25%
Vitamin A
330µg
37%
Vitamin B12
1µg
19%
Vitamin B6
0.3mg
16.4%
Vitamin C
29mg
48%
Vitamin D
2µg
N/A
Vitamin E
2mg
8%
Vitamin K
28µg
35%
Calcium
881mg
88%
Fiber
4g
15%
Folate (food)
53µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
53µg
13%
Iron
2mg
11%
Magnesium
88mg
22%
Monounsaturated
11g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
10%
Phosphorus
713mg
100%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
434mg
12%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.6mg
33.8%
Sodium
749mg
31%
Thiamin (B1)
0.1mg
9.5%
Trans
0.8g
N/A
Zinc
5mg
33%

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