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
640
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!

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
35g
50%
Sugar
8g
9%
Saturated Fat
14g
58%
Cholesterol
73mg
24%
Carbohydrate, by difference
60g
46%
Protein
23g
50%
Vitamin A, RAE
118µg
17%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
9mg
12%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
4µg
4%
Calcium, Ca
450mg
45%
Choline, total
38mg
9%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Fluoride, F
1µg
0%
Folate, total
92µg
23%
Iron, Fe
4mg
22%
Magnesium, Mg
34mg
11%
Niacin
5mg
36%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
302mg
43%
Selenium, Se
16µg
29%
Sodium, Na
1211mg
81%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
1µg
7%
Water
99g
4%
Zinc, Zn
3mg
38%

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.