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Charred Jalapeno, Bacon, and Smoked Gouda Mac N Cheese



  • 4 Tbsp Butter
  • 4 Tbsp All Purpose Flour
  • 2 Cups Heavy Cream
  • 2 Cups Milk
  • 8 oz Smoked Gouda Cheese, grated
  • 8 oz Sharp White Cheddar Cheese, grated
  • 4 oz Greyere Cheese, grated
  • 1 Jalapeno, deseeded, charred or roasted, and diced
  • ¼ Cup Chopped Bacon
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 Lb Box of Pasta, cooked (Rigatoni was used for this video)



  1. Cook Pasta to Al Dente, drain and set off to the side.
  2. Heat a saute pan over medium heat and add butter to pan.
  3. Melt butter and add flour to make a roux. Cook, stirring often until golden brown, 1-2 minutes.
  4. Add cream, milk, salt and pepper to saute pan.
  5. Whisk until combined and cream mixture starts to thicken.
  6. Turn off heat and fold in cheese, bacon, and jalapenos. Mix until all of the cheese has melted.
  7. Stir in reserved pasta.