Jalapeño & Roasted Garlic Mac and Cheese

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Roasted Garlic and Jalapeno Mac 'N Cheese

Summary

Yield
Servings
SourceCity Market Prepared Foods
Prep time20 minutes
Cooking time40 minutes
Total time1 hour

Description

Put a spicy twist on the classic mac and cheese! 

Ingredients

2 cups
heavy cream
2 cups
milk
1 cup
butter (unsalted)
1 cup
flour
2  
shallot (minced)
2  
bay leaf
  pinch
nutmeg, ground
1 tablespoon
salt, kosher (plus 1 tsp, divided)
1 teaspoon
white pepper
8 ounces
cheese, sharp cheddar (shredded)
1/2 cup
cheese, romano (grated)
1/2 cup
cheese, parmesan (grated, plus 1/4 cup for topping)
1 cup
garlic (roasted, peeled)
1/2 cup
pepper, jalapeño (fresh, sliced)
1 pound
pasta, cavatappi
1/2 cup
breadcrumbs
1 tablespoon
parsley, fresh
1 teaspoon
black pepper
1/2 teaspoon
red pepper flakes (crushed)

Instructions

TOPPING

1) Combine all ingredients, and set aside.

BASE

1) Cook pasta until al dente. Rinse under cold water to cool and set aside.

2) In a large sauce pan melt butter over medium heat. Add minced shallots and sweat 3 minutes, add flour and cook 5 minutes, stirring often.

3) Add cream, milk, bay leaves and nutmeg. Stir occasionally to prevent scorching simmer for 5 minutes, until thick.

4) In large bowl combine cooked pasta, warm cream mixture, roasted garlic, jalapeno, cheddar, parmesan, and Romano. Fold gently to combine.

5) Sprinkle with topping and bake at 375° for 30-40 minutes.

Notes

The ingredients for the base stop after the Cavatappi Pasta and the ingredients for the topping starts at breadcrumbs! 

Feel free to experiment and add in additional veggies, like carrots, parsnips, kale, etc.