Tuesday, June 28, 2016

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. Hi! I saw your link @ Full Plate Thursday
    All my favorites in one! Yum!

  2. I would love your Mac and Cheese with Jalapeno, and skinny is a bonus! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a very special weekend!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

  3. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Enjoy your Red Plate and have a great weekend.
    Miz Helen


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