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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

chipotle mac & cheese

howdy, partners!
you know what i love?
cheese. pasta. bacon. chipotle.
so, of course, i had to combine them for a delicious

chipotle mac & cheese

1 lb elbow macaroni
1/2 C butter
1/2 C all-purpose flour
{about} 1 C milk
2 C shredded cheddar cheese
4 chiptole peppers in adobo, diced
salt & pepper, to taste
3 chicken breasts, cooked & sliced
4 slices of bacon, cooked & chopped
2 tomatoes, diced

1. in a large pot, bring enough water to cook pasta to a boil. cook pasta until barely al dente, about 6 minutes.

2. while the pasta is cooking, in a sauce pan, melt the butter over medium heat. add the flour & whisk to form a roux. when the flour & butter are well-combined, whisk in 3/4 of the milk & let it cook until it just starts to thicken. add the cheese, chipotle peppers, salt & pepper. add more milk to reach the desired consistency of sauce.

3. drain pasta & return to pot. add cheese sauce, chicken, bacon & tomatoes.
{i've also made this with spinach & broccoli... delicious!} stir to combine, & enjoy!

you could also turn this into a 13"x9" baking dish, top with bread crumbs & bake!

the hubs & i like spicy food,
so i may add some of the adobo sauce to the cheese mixture.
if you're unsure of how much spice you can handle, start small with 2 peppers & go from there!

please excuse my sporadic posting for the next week & a half...
the semester is winding down & it's crunch time!

make sure you click here to check out all of the amazing blogs i'm linking this post to!

until next time,
{this picture is "artsy"}


  1. YUM! I am so in love with homemade mac and cheese, it's not even funny. And it's so great to be able to mix in other foods and make a meal, right there. Because let's face it: Everything's better with cheese on it. ;)

  2. Mmm! I love anything with chipotle in it!

  3. A Girl can never get enough Mac-n-Cheese!

  4. Ooooh chicken in mac n cheese? You're a genius! Love spicy, will definitely be having this for dinner soon!

  5. Thanks for linking up!! This is so funny because I haver a simliar version that I use and I refer to it as the best mac n cheese in the world:) so delicious with the chipotle!!

  6. This looks like the ultimate mac n' cheese. I love it when dishes have a spicy kick.

  7. Hi Kristin,
    This looks like a great Mac & Cheese with a kick. What a great combination for an all time comfort food. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope you have a great week end. Hope to see you next week!

  8. This looks super - I love to combine my favorite flavors too!! I will take all of the above minus the bacon and I am in!! This would be perfect for my Foodie Friday linky party - stop by this week and link up!

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  9. I can not always handle the spicy stuff, but I still like eating it! Thanks for linking to the party! Hope to see you this week! goodbyecityhellosuburbs