Spicy Tomato Jalapeno Macaroni and Cheese Casserole

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Total Time
40mins
Prep
20 mins
Cook
20 mins

You can really use any kind of hot peppers that you like for this, for extreme spice add in another jalapeño! Prep time does not include boiling the macaroni.

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Set oven to 375°F (set oven rack to second-lowest position).
  2. Butter a 13x9-inch baking pan.
  3. In a large saucepan melt 1/3 cup butter, add in the onions, garlic, diced jalapeño pepper, coriander and cumin; stirring until the onions are tender (about 5 minutes).
  4. Add in flour and stir for 2 minutes with a wooden spoon.
  5. Slowly add in the half and half cream whisking continuously until the mixture boils and thickens.
  6. Add in cayenne pepper and salt to taste.
  7. Add in chopped tomatoes and simmer for about 3 minutes (do not add in the cheese, add it in when when mixing in the bowl).
  8. In a large bowl mix together the cooked macaroni and tomato mixture, then stir in both cheeses; mix well to combine.
  9. Transfer to prepared casserole dish.
  10. In a small bowl mix together the fresh bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese, then sprinkle over the macaroni mixture in the baking pan.
  11. Bake for about 20-25 minutes, or until the mixture is bubbly.