Jalapeño and Tomato Macaroni & Cheese

June 23, 2011 By: Megabeth Category: Main Dishes, Side Dishes Print This Post Print This Post

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Jalapeño and Tomato Macaroni & Cheese (8)

A traditional macaroni and cheese kicked up a notch with some jalapenos and tomatoes. So good. So yummy. Get in the kitchen and make this. ‘Nuff said.

Jalapeño and Tomato Macaroni & Cheese
adapted from Lisa’s Kitchen

  • 3 medium tomatoes (campari, plum or other tomato of your choice)
  • 1/2 cup dried bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup cornmeal
  • 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 pound whole wheat macaroni
  • 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 12 oz can evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup egg substitute (or 2 eggs)
  • 1 Tablespoon grainy mustard
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 12 oz cheddar, colby or monterey jack cheese, grated (I used 8 oz colby and 8 oz sharp cheddar)
  • 2 japapeno peppers, seeded and diced

- Chop tomatoes. Place in a sieve to drain the juices moving them around occasionally to ensure better draining.

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- Melt the 3 Tablespoons butter. Combine bread crumbs and cornmeal with melted butter. Put aside.

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- Cook the macaroni al dente, in a large pot, according to package instructions. Drain and return to original pot and add the remaining 4 Tablespoons of butter.

- In a large bowl, whisk the milk, egg substitute, mustard, salt and black pepper. Add 3/4 of the cheese and combine.

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- Pour the milk and cheese mixture into the pot with the macaroni.

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- Stir over medium heat until the cheese melts, the sauce thickens and the gets bubbly.

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- Add tomatoes and jalepenos and stir to combine.

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- Pour into lightly greased baking dish. Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top. Then add the crumbs.

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- Add to preheated 350 degree oven and bake for 30-40 minutes until top is browned and the sauce is bubbling.

Jalapeño and Tomato Macaroni & Cheese (9)

Jalapeño and Tomato Macaroni & Cheese (10)

1 Comments to “Jalapeño and Tomato Macaroni & Cheese”


  1. ‘Nuff sed alright. Off I go into the kitchen to make this. Sounds deeelish!

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