Good things are worth talking about again & sometimes great recipes call for a spin-off. For those of you who are new to Horses & Heels you might not remember this Jalapeno Bacon Mac & Cheese. Let me tell you, it’s one of my favorite recipes still today & it is one of the most popular recipes I’ve ever created. I was craving it the other day so I thought to myself, let’s do it again but this time make it HOTTER.

Enter Habanero cheese – yes, this is serious mac & cheese!

Enter a new recipe with the same basic formula with a twist.


Ps. if you can’t find Habanero cheese, you can just substitute it for any other spicy variety & if you have been here before & are wondering if the recipe has been changed, you are correct. I made a few changes for the better.

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Jalapeno & Bacon Mac & Cheese
 
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A spicy jalapeno bacon mac & cheese.
Ingredients
  • 4 cups uncooked pasta, any shape
  • 12 ounces bacon
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 jalapeno, diced
  • 1 pint whipping cream
  • 1 stick room temperature butter
  • 8 ounces pepper jack cheese, cubed
  • 8 ounces habanero cheese, cubed
  • 1 tablespoon flour
Instructions
  1. Cook the pasta according to the directions on the box.
  2. Drain the pasta & add it to a large bowl or pot.
  3. Cook the bacon, drain any excess grease, blot it with paper towels & crumble it. I like to use turkey bacon since it has less grease & is a bit better for you.
  4. Add the bacon to the pasta.
  5. Add the garlic & jalapeno pieces to the skillet you used to cook the bacon. Cook for 5 minutes & add it with the pasta & bacon.
  6. Pour whipping cream in a small pot & warm slowly warm it.
  7. Add in butter & melt completely.
  8. Drop in cubes of cheese, slowly melt & stir occasionally.
  9. Add flour & stir until it is dissolved.
  10. Make sure the cheese is completely melted & pour it over the pasta.
  11. Stir everything together & serve immediately.
  12. Enjoy this spicy & cheesy dish.

*Garnish with a few jalapeno slices if you dare & see the original recipe here.

Here are other mac & cheese recipes you will love.

Italian Mac & Cheese

Apple n Swiss Mac & Cheese 

Jalapeno Bacon Mac & Cheese (original)