Baked Mac & Cheese Stuffed Jalapeños Recipe

Is there anything better with a cold beer than mac n cheese? Maybe jalapeños, which really do make this just about the best appetizer you can serve for a football party! Just to warn you: Once you make this for a crowd, it will become the number one request of you for all future gatherings.

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Things You'll Need

  • 1 ½ cups (packed) shredded cheddar cheese (plus additional for topping)

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup whole milk

  • 1 (5 ounce) small can evaporated milk

  • 1 cup elbow macaroni

  • 12 large jalapeños

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Step 1

Preheat oven to 350F°.

Add the cheddar, milk, evaporated milk, cornstarch, salt and garlic powder to a blender. Blend until smooth.

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Step 2

Simmer the cheese sauce until thickened.

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Step 3

Boil the macaroni until al dente.

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Step 4

Add the cooked macaroni to the cheese sauce and stir until well combined.

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Step 5

Cut the jalapeños in half lengthwise, then remove the seeds. Add the jalapeños, cut-side up, to a baking sheet.

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Step 6

Fill the jalapeños with mac n cheese, then top with cheese.

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Step 7

Bake for 15 minutes at 350°F.

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Step 8

Add to a serving platter, serve warm. Enjoy!

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