Thursday, May 30, 2013

Jalapeno Bacon Mac and Cheese

If you love a spicy, cheesy, creamy pasta dish then you are going to love this Jalapeno Bacon Mac and Cheese. The best part is that it's weight watcher friendly. I was able to indulge without feeling guilty. It was beyond good!

Jalapeno Bacon Mac and Cheese
Serves 6
Cal 283, Fat 7.8, Carbs 38.3, Fiber 4.1g, Protein 14.1g

10 oz. elbow macaroni, cooked al dente (I used Ronzoni)
3/4 cup skim milk
2 oz. reduced fat cream cheese
1 fresh jalapeno, seeded and diced
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. salt
6 slices bacon cooked crisp and crumbled (I used center cut)
1 1/2 cups reduced fat shredded cheddar jack cheese, divided

In a small sauce pan whisk together milk, cream cheese, garlic powder, and salt. Once smooth slowly stir in one cup of cheese until melted. Add in the diced jalapeno and crumbled bacon. Combine mixture with cooked macaroni. Pour into a lightly sprayed baking dish and top with remaining cheese.

Bake uncovered for 15-20 minutes or until cheese is lightly browned. Enjoy!

This recipe can also be found at this Party


  1. Yum - mac & cheese with a pop! Thanks for sharing on the BBQ Block Party.

  2. Looks fab! I love new ways to prepare mac and cheese!

  3. Awesome recipe, Bridget! Pinned this to try :)

  4. Sounds tasty! I love the addition of jalapeno:@)

  5. Mac and cheese is my all time favourite food......can't wait to try your recipe!

  6. Bacon! YUM! Thanks for linking up at Tried and True Recipe party!


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