Homemade Pepperjack Mac

What’s better than a heaping bowl of your favorite comfort food after a longgggg day of classes?  That’s right, NOTHING is better than indulging in some delicious mac and cheese to make you feel at home.  This recipe definitely gives your traditional mac and cheese a fun and easy twist.  I am a huge fan of spicy foods, so I threw a bit of pepperjack cheese into this dish to kick it up a notch.  This is sure to be a recipe that you and all of your housemates will enjoy.  Let’s get started…

Ingredients: (remember, all amounts depend on how many mouths you are feeding)

  •  1 box of Pasta (I prefer Cavatappi because it holds onto the cheese so much better)
  • Pepperjack cheese
  • Velveeta cheese
  • Rotisserie Chicken (or cooked chicken breast)
  • Bread crumbs
  • Grated Parmesan cheese
  • Milk
  • Salt

Directions:

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.  Grab a decent size pot and get some water boiling with a pinch of salt.  While your pasta is cooking in the boiling water, begin slicing your pepperjack and velveeta cheese into small cubes (enough to cover the pasta evenly).  I prefer putting a tad more pepperjack than velveeta personally, but it’s all up to you.  Also, you can begin to shred up your chicken.  When your pasta is cooked and strained, begin to melt your cheese in the same pot, slowly adding milk as needed.  Add your pasta to the pot.  Stir until evenly coated (will be very thick) and add more cheese and milk to your liking.  Mix in your shredded chicken.  Spread into a baking dish and coat the top with bread crumbs and grated parmesan cheese.  Pop into the oven and bake for approximately 15 minutes or until the cheese begins to bubble on the sides.  Pull the dish out of the oven and let cool until the mac lowers to a temp that won’t burn your mouth!  Scoop into some bowls and enjoy!

I LOVE adding just a touch of Frank’s hot sauce to give my pepperjack mac a tad more of a kick. 🙂  This is a fun, cheap, and easy recipe that will be sure to wow your friends.  Mac and cheese ALWAYS has a way of making my stomach smile and I hope this recipe will do the same for you!  Don’t be afraid to spice things up a bit.

P.S. if you ever have any leftovers (which you most likely won’t because it’s so delicious, you won’t be able to stop eating), just add a touch of milk and pop it in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds.  It’ll come out just as yummy as it was when you first made it.

 

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3 thoughts on “Homemade Pepperjack Mac

  1. This is such an awesome blog idea! Not only do these look absolutely delicious but you make it look ridiculously easy! I must admit that I’m the farthest thing from a good cook, but by putting your step by step instructions along with photos, I think I might be able to pull these off! I’m definitely going to try this Mac n Cheese recipe! My mom and I always try different ones to see if we can find one we like the best. I definitely will be back to see what new recipes you will be sharing.

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  2. This is such a great idea for a blog! I know for a fact that it’s hard to eat right while on a college budget, so this is something that’ll appeal to a big audience! I especially like your pepperjack mac recipe; mac and cheese is one of my favorite meals! I love it because there’s so many different ways to make it. For example, my mom makes her mac and cheese with tomato soup and cheddar cheese. I love your recipe though! It’s definitely something I’m going to try. I can’t wait to see what else you come up with! This is a great blog.

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  3. Wow Leah way to make me really hungry while I’m sitting on the computer at work. I love the concept of having a college food blog since food is so essential and fun to make. I really enjoyed how you put your personality into your posts. You used humor and kept the instructions conversational that made it easier to read. Including all the ingredients as pictures really aided me as a viewer of your blog to know right away what’s going into the food. This is such a fun and creative blog to look at because every post is different with different unique foods. I only have one suggestion though I don’t know how it works, it would be interesting to have gifs of you making the food, kinda like some Twitter accounts show recipes through the use of gifs.

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