Spicy Shells & Cheese

My daughter wanted mac & cheese...I did not! Here's the compromise. It was a nice change from the ordinary...and luckily she enjoyed it too. Depending on how much cheese sauce you like on your mac & cheese, the amount of pasta can be adjusted. This version is VERY cheesy!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups uncooked macaroni (7 ounces)
  • 1/4 cup margarine or butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups shredded Mexican cheese (Taco/Nacho)
  • 1/3 cup chopped jalapeños
Method:

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Cook macaroni until soft, but not done. Drain. Melt margarine/butter in a medium saucepan over low heat. Stir in flour, salt & pepper. You can use a whisk to get the lumps out. Cook over low heat, while stirring, until mixture bubbles. Add milk. Heat to boiling while stirring constantly...using the whisk here really helps! Boil and stir one minute. Add cheese until melted. Remove from heat. Gently stir macaroni into the cheese, adding the jalapeños. Pour into a greased baking pan, about 9x9 size, and bake for about 20 or 25 minutes. At the end, put on the broiler and crisp up the top! Enjoy the change of pace :)

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19 comments:

Padma said...

Meeso, I cannot have that much of cheese, but its good stuff for kids, lotsa calcium for their growing bones..... Love the color or Mac & Cheese

TBC said...

That sounds great! I want some...NOW!!:-)

Kribha said...

I have to try this for my son without the jalapenos. Looks so creamy ,cheesy and yummy.

Andy said...

Now this is Uber mac and cheese! Can't go wrong with the jalapenos in there.

meeso said...

~ Padma, This is definitely more of a kids food...although I wasn't as bored with the different flavors.

~ TBC, thanks for coming by...if you like mac & cheese this is a great way to try it :)

~ Kribha, I was so glad when my daughter ate it up...thanks for stopping by :)

~ Andy, I love jalapeños in my mac & cheese :D Thanks for stopping by!

Nabeela said...

yummmm, jalapeno!
My kinda dish certainly with lots of cheese and lots of chiles :)

Vcuisine said...

Macroni and cheese looks yummy. I always used to admire it. Viji

Saju said...

what a nice combination, my mouth is watering

maimoona said...

Delicious! cheesy cheesy tasty tasty:)

meeso said...

~ Nabeela, Viji, Saju, & Maimoona, thank you all for stopping by :)

Happy cook said...

Hey i like your way of adding the jalapeno peppers.
It sure must have been delicious. It looks so creamy and tempting

Cynthia said...

Looks creamy and rich.

meeso said...

~ Happycook, I think jalapeños are so good in mac & cheese...thanks for the comment :)

~ Thanks Cyntha, it was very rich and creamy :)

Mona said...

It sure looks heavenly Meeso ! Have to try this out v soon, Bookmarked the recipe. What can go wrong with cheeese and pasta shells ?!

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meeso said...

~ Mona, if you like mac & cheese then you would probably love this version :) Thanks for stopping by!

Sultana said...

Hello there meeso :)

This looks delicious! So cheesy, and i love anything with cheese...Great site you have, very simple and to the point with great pics, i love that :) Thanks for passing by my way!

sultana :)

meeso said...

~ Sultana, thank you for coming by and for the sweet compliments!

ANJALI J. said...

YUM! IT LOOKS SO CREAMY N RICH! I WILL BOOK MARK THIS RECIPE :) AND TRY IT.

meeso said...

~ Anjali J., It is really good...and thank you :)