Bacon Jalapeno Cheeseburger Mac
45 mins (cooking 45)
17 ingredients
6-8 servings
My kids, like most, love macaroni and cheese. The trick for me is trying to keep it different and adult enough to satisfy more than just the kiddos. I came up with this recipe because my oldest loves cheeseburger mac and my husband thinks anything is better with bacon (hey he ain’t wrong!) If you like a little more heat you can leave the ribs on one of the jalapenos or toss a little cayenne in with the paprika. We love heat but the kids aren’t fans so I tend to try to keep things on the milder side. You know your tastes so don’t be afraid to bump up the heat if you like. You can also use some Monterey jack or pepper jack to top the dish with instead of the additional cheddar, which I probably would have done myself if I had some in the house. Be sure not to over cook your pasta. Since it is going into the oven you want to be sure that it is al dente. If you like it a tad firmer you can stop just short of al dente and your noodles will be firmer in the end. I usually try to let it set for 10 minutes once I pull it out of the oven just to let it set up but if you are hungry it tastes the same right out of the oven!

Categories:  <-60-mins , north-american , ground-beef , main-dish , american , beef , casseroles , meat , macaroni-and-cheese , time-to-make ,
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Serving Size (218.56 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 800.76 Calories from Fat 137.52
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15.28g 141.01%
Saturated Fat 8.47g 254.15%
Trans Fat 0.33g %
Cholesterol 76.4mg 152.8%
Sodium 675.52mg 168.88%
Total Carbohydrate 122.53g 245.06%
Dietary Fiber 4.57 g 109.8%
Sugars 43.27 g %
Protein 42.37g 508.5%
Vitamin A 387.79IU% Vitamin C 4.87mg%
Calcium 1073.18mg% Iron 4.53mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
slices bacon, ground beef, smoked paprika, grated sharp cheddar cheese, dried parsley, salt and pepper


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