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Green Mac and Cheese

Rated as 4.8 out of 5 Stars

"I made this recipe after seeing a spicy mac and cheese on TV. There was no recipe, so I just made one up. While it didn't seem very spicy to me, it came out delightfully creamy and gooey with just a hint of a kick."
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48 m servings 652
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Place Anaheim peppers in a blender and blend, adding olive oil as needed to create a smooth paste.
  3. Heat cream in a pot over medium heat; stir in butter. Add Anaheim pepper paste, pepper Jack cheese, Parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, Mexican cheese blend; cook, stirring constantly, until cheeses are melted and sauce is smooth, 5 to 10 minutes. Season with salt and white pepper.
  4. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook elbow macaroni in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until tender yet firm to the bite, 8 minutes. Drain.
  5. Stir cheese sauce into elbow macaroni; transfer to a casserole dish and top with crushed crackers.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven until topping is browned and cheese is bubbling, 20 to 25 minutes.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Adjust for spice by using or removing the seeds and pulp from the Anaheim peppers.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 652 calories; 52.1 24.2 22.4 146 798 Full nutrition

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Wow! Absolutely delicious recipe! Added a clove of garlic and puréed that with the Anaheim chilies. Also used Colby Jack cheese instead of pepper jack. Added about a tablespoon of chili powder b...

This was absolutely delicious!!! I made this for a party so I went little light on the pepper jack but it still had nice heat. Will definitely make again!

yummy!! mac N Cheese.. lovi t!!

Neither of us are big fans of mac and cheese but this was delicious and my kind of mac and cheese. Three things. It doesn't make a whole lot so you'll want to double if feeding very many. The o...