Venango County Recipe of the Day: Jalapeño Macaroni and Cheese

| March 8, 2019

Serve this delicious recipe with a glass of Pinot Noir! Sponsored by Franklin-Oil Region Credit Union.

Jalapeño Macaroni and Cheese

Ingredients

8 ounces elbow macaroni
4 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons flour
1 1/2 cups half-and-half or whole milk
1 pkg. garlic and herbs Boursin cheese or cream cheese
8 oz. sharp Cheddar cheese
4 oz. chopped jalapeno peppers, undrained (use less to taste)
salt and pepper, to taste
1 cup fresh fine bread crumbs
2 tablespoons melted butter

Directions:

~Preheat oven at 350°. Grease a 2-quart baking dish.

~Cook the pasta in boiling water following package directions. Drain and rinse. Set aside.

~In a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, melt butter. Add the flour and cook, stirring, until smooth and bubbly. Add the milk or half-and-half and Boursin cheese. Cook, stirring, until hot and thickened. Add the cheese and peppers. Cook, stirring, until cheese has melted. Add salt and pepper, to taste.

~Combine the sauce with the pasta and stir to blend. Spoon into prepared baking dish. Toss melted butter and bread crumbs together and sprinkle over the casserole. Bake for 20-25 minutes.

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