Jalapeno Popper Mac-n-Cheese
1 lb Cavatappi pasta (corkscrew shape)
8 oz cream cheese
1 1/2 cups half-n-half
1 1/2 cups pickled jalapenos, chopped
2 cups sharp cheddar cheese - grated
2 tsp butter, melted
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
1) Boil pasta per directions on the package, drain and place back in pan
2) Add half-n-half and cream cheese until creamy
3) Add jalapenos and cheese
4) Place in a 9x13 pan
5) Mix butter and breadcrumbs together, place on top of mac n cheese
6) Preheat oven on Broil, cook for 5 minutes
This is very very yummy! Feel free to use fresh jalapeno peppers. You'll just need to saute them with olive oil for about 5 minutes. I just used pickled because that is what I had in the fridge.
You can also try different cheeses, such as monterey jack, or pepper jack.. or heck, add them all in!