Jalapeño Mac & Cheese

Makes: about 5 servings   Prep Time: 15 min.   Cook Time: 20 min.

Chef’s Tip: For added heat, top each serving with a few additional jalapeño slices.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • ¾ cup shredded extra-sharp cheddar cheese
  • 8 slices American cheese
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded Gruyere cheese, divided
  • 1 pound elbow macaroni, cooked
  • 2 cans (4 ounces each) RIO LUNA™ Organic Nacho Sliced Jalapeños, drained
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Simmer heavy cream in large saucepan on medium-high heat 10 minutes or until reduced by about half. Add cheddar and American cheeses and half the Gruyere. Cook on low heat 5 min. or until cheese is melted, stirring frequently.
  2. Add macaroni, jalapeños, pepper and remaining Gruyere. Mix well. Serve immediately.