Jalapeño Mac and Cheese


  • 4 ounces dry elbow macaroni
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons jalapeño seeded and diced
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 ounces sharp Cheddar shredded
  • 2 ounces American cheese shredded
  • salt to taste


  1. Cook macaroni in a pot of boiling salted water according to package directions; drain.
  2. Melt butter in medium saucepan. Add jalapeño and garlic; cook until tender, about 3 minutes.
  3. Whisk in flour and cook 1 minute. Whisk in milk to incorporate, then stir in Cheddar and American cheese.
  4. Cook sauce, stirring frequently, until thick and cheese is melted. Stir in cooked macaroni; season with salt.