Monday, June 1, 2015

Skinny Jalapeno Bacon Mac and Cheese

Today on the blog I'm posting an oldie but a goodie! If you love a good mac and cheese but don't love all the fat and calories then you have to give this version a try! This is my go to mac and cheese recipe when I need a fix!

Skinny 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!


  1. Skinny! Finally yummy comfort food that I can eat and not gain weight! Yipee! I just saved this to my Weight Watchers Points Recipes board on Pinterest. Would LOVE it if you'd stop by my blog tonight (7pm ET Tues) and share this at my party on Ducks 'n a Row. :) Hope to see you there.

  2. This sounds like a must-make! You just combined all of my favorite things--mac-n-cheese, bacon, spiciness, and semi-healthy. Pinning!

  3. This looks delicious! I have a son who would love this! Pinning!
    Visiting today from the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop.
    Have a great day!

    1. Thank You Laurie and thanks for stopping by!

  4. I'm sorry, what?? Did you say jalapeno AND bacon?? And I'm not going to gain 100 pounds from eating it?? Well...unless I decide to eat the whole thing which is very possible. haha. YUMMMMMM.

  5. Looks amazing! Thank you for sharing at Merry Monday!

  6. Mmm love this variation on mac and cheese! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

  7. Might just be a new favorite! Thank you so much for linking up with Thursday Favorite Things!

  8. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you have a great weekend and enjoy your new Red Plate!
    Miz Helen


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