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Down Home Queso & Pepper Macaroni & Cheese

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8 servings

Transform your traditional mac and cheese with this recipe! Our Down Home Queso & Pepper Macaroni & Cheese will blow your cheese-craving mind.

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  • Heat oven to 350°F.
  • Melt butter in large saucepan on low heat. Add jalapeño peppers; cook and stir 1 min. Add flour; mix well. Cook 1 min. or until bubbly, stirring constantly. Gradually stir in milk. Bring to boil on medium heat, stirring constantly, cook 1 min. or until thickened. Add VELVEETA and 1-1/4 cups shredded cheese; cook until melted, stirring frequently. Stir in macaroni. Add bell pepper and onion strips; mix lightly.
  • Pour into 2-qt. casserole sprayed with cooking spray; sprinkle with remaining shredded cheese and crushed chips.
  • Bake 20 min. or until heated through.

Special Equipment Needed

How to Handle Fresh Chile Peppers

When handling fresh chile peppers, be sure to wear disposable rubber or clear plastic gloves to avoid irritating your skin. Never touch your eyes, nose or mouth when handling the peppers. If you've forgotten to wear the gloves and feel a burning sensation in your hands, apply a baking soda and water paste to the affected area. After rinsing the paste off, you should feel some relief.

Kitchen Tip

The seeds and membranes of the jalapeño pepper add heat. For less heat, remove seeds and membranes before chopping. For more heat, chop pepper with seeds and membranes.


  • 8 servings

Healthy Living

  • Good source of calcium
  • Low calorie
  • Generally Nutritious
  • Diabetes Center

Diabetes Center

  • Carb Choices: 2 Carb Choice

Diet Exchange

  • 2 Starch
  • 1 Vegetable
  • 1 Meat (L)
  • 1 Fat

Nutrition Bonus

The combination of milk, VELVEETA and shredded cheese makes this delicious low-calorie main dish an excellent source of calcium.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 8 servings
Calories 280
Total fat 9g
Saturated fat 5g
Cholesterol 25mg
Sodium 450mg
Carbohydrate 34g
Dietary fiber 2g
Sugars 6g
Protein 15g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 15 %DV
Vitamin C 8 %DV
Calcium 50 %DV
Iron 8 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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