Thursday, January 7, 2016

Cheesy Jalapeño Popper Baked Penne

Cheesy Jalapeño Popper Baked Penne: Savory Sweet and Satisfying

Penne coated in a creamy cheese sauce with chopped jalapeños. I do not think it gets much better than this. This is my kind of comfort food, too bad I didn't have any leftovers. Next time I will have to make a double batch so I can enjoy it for more than one night.

Cheesy Jalapeño Popper Baked Penne
Ingredients:
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup all purpose flour
3 cups half and half
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 - 1/2 cup chopped pickled jalapeños
8 ounces shredded Mexican cheese with a touch of Philadelphia
3 cups penne pasta
3/4 plain bread crumbs
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
whole pickled jalapeño slices

Directions:
Preheat oven to 400º F. Lightly spray a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray.

Cook pasta according to package directions and drain.

In a large pot, over medium heat, melt the butter. Whisk in the flour and continue whisking for about 1 minute. Slowly whisk in the half and half and continue whisking until the mixture is smooth and thickened. Add in the dry mustard and jalapeños, stirring to combine. Add in the shredded cheese and stir until melted. Add in the pasta and stir to mix.

Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish.

In a small bowl combine the melted butter and bread crumbs. Sprinkle over the top of the pasta. Top with some whole jalapeño slices. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the topping is golden brown.

Enjoy!!!


Nutrition Facts

Servings 6

Amount Per Serving

Calories 671

Total Fat

50.3g

Saturated Fat

29.9g

Polyunsaturated Fat

1.6g

Monounsaturated Fat

9.9g

Trans Fat

0g

Cholesterol

139.2g

Sodium

853.8g

Potassium

185.3g

Total Carbohydrates

40.7g

Dietary Fiber

3.3g

Sugars

2.7g

Protein

17.6g

Vitamin A 37.1% Vitamin C 4.5%

Calcium 43.3% Iron 11.2%

*Nutritional information will vary depending on the brands you use.


*Adapted from A Pretty Life.
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