What is not to like about macaroni and cheese? Noodles covered in cheese is always a good thing in my opinion.
We love macaroni and cheese and eat it often at our house. We eat usually eat it for lunch, but it also makes a great side or main dish for dinner.
Because we eat macaroni and cheese often, I like to change it up and make different versions. One easy way to change up macaroni and cheese is to use different cheeses.
One of my favorite cheeses to use for a different variation is pepper jack. Not only does pepper jack cheese add a little spiciness to the macaroni and cheese, but it gives it a nice creaminess that I don’t think you get with using just cheddar cheese.
What is your favorite version of macaroni and cheese to make?
Pepper Jack Macaroni and Cheese
Change up homemade mac and cheese with pepper jack cheese.
- 1/2 lb elbow macaroni ( Use gluten free pasta for gf version )
- 3 eggs
- 1 can (12 ounce) evaporated milk
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
- 1 1/2 cups grated cheddar cheese
- 1 1/2 cups shredded pepper jack cheese
- Cook macaroni according to directions.
- In a large bowl whisk together eggs, milk, and cayenne pepper. Stir in cheese.
- Add cooked pasta and pour into a 2 quart casserole dish.
- Bake at 400 for about 20 minutes or until cooked through.
- Let sit 5 minutes before serving.
- Serve and enjoy!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 344Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 151mgSodium: 423mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 21g
Nutritional values are approximate and aren't always accurate.
This sounds fabulous! I add everything from canned tomatoes to tuna. Depends on the day and my tastes! *hugs*
Sounds great! My hubby loves pepper jack cheese, so I’ll have to give this a try!!
Wow!!! My hubby has had an obsession with pepper jack cheese lately so I think he’s gonna love this!!
Yummy! I’d love to try this but I think I’d be the only one in my family eating it! No one else likes pepper jack cheese, salsa, buffalo wing sauce, jalepenos or anything else “spicy.” Sigh. Guess I’ll pass this recipe on to my parents, they’ll love it! 🙂
Pumpkin Mac & Cheese is a favorite here at our house. A totally different take is “Popeye Pasta”. It uses swiss & cream cheese along with spinach in the sauce and we put it over shell pasta. Yum!
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This recipe looks amazing! I would love for you to link this or any of your recipes to my recipe blog hop @ It’s a Keeper. https://www.everydaytastes.com/
Thanks so much for sharing your recipe.
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Forgot to mention…the blog hop starts tomorrow, Thursday!