Pepper Jack Cheesy Mac

Keep the audience on their toes with this zesty two cheese blend of spices and macaroni noodles. Crushed tortilla chips and a pinch of chili flakes in the topping provide a fun surprising kick. No one will call foul on this hearty Pepper Jack Cheesy Mac combination.

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Pepper Jack Cheesy Mac

Ingredients

  • 2 cups dry elbow macaroni 8 oz.
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese 8-oz. pkg.
  • 2 cups shredded Pepper Jack cheese 8 oz., divided
  • 1 can NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk 12 fl. oz.
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 to 1 cup broken tortilla chips your choice of color
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper optional

Instructions

  1. PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Lightly grease 2 1/2-quart casserole dish.
  2. COOK macaroni in large saucepan according to package directions; drain. Return to saucepan.
  3. ADD cheddar cheese, 1 1/2 cups Pepper Jack cheese, evaporated milk and black pepper to macaroni; stir until combined. Pour into prepared casserole dish. Combine remaining 1/2 cup Pepper Jack cheese, tortilla chips and red pepper flakes in small bowl. Sprinkle over top. Cover tightly with foil.
  4. BAKE for 20 minutes. Uncover; bake for an additional 10 minutes or until lightly browned.

Recipe Notes

Recipe courtesy and reprinted with permission of Very Best Baking By Nestle

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