Jalapeno Popper Mac and Cheese Recipe (30 Minute Meal)
5 from 1 vote

Jalapeno Popper Mac and Cheese

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Quick and easy jalapeno popper mac and cheese recipe- A 30 minute weeknight meal loaded with cream cheese, cheddar cheese and requires one pot. 

Servings: 4 People
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Calories: 944 kcal
Author: CakeWhiz


  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 2 tbsp Butter Unsalted
  • 1/4 cup Onions Finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Ginger
  • 1.5 tbsp Garlic
  • 3-4 Jalapenos Roughly chopped, Can be deseeded to reduce spice
  • 2 cups Vegetable broth Or chicken broth, Low sodium
  • 1 cup Heavy cream
  • 2 cups Ditalini pasta Or mini shells Or elbow macaroni
  • Salt To taste
  • Pepper To taste
  • 6 oz Cream cheese Full fat
  • 1 1/3 cups Cheddar cheese Full fat


  1. Heat oil and butter in a large nonstick pot over medium high heat and saute onions until golden brown.

  2. Add ginger, garlic, jalapenos and saute until fragrant (About 1-2 minutes).

  3. Add broth, heavy cream, salt, pepper and mix. 

  4. Bring to a boil. Then lower the heat to medium and let everything cook until liquid is reduced and pasta is cooked, stirring occasionally. 

  5. Add cream cheese, cheddar cheese and mix until cheese is fully melted.

  6. Garnish with finely chopped jalapenos and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Jalapeno Popper Mac and Cheese
Amount Per Serving
Calories 944 Calories from Fat 567
% Daily Value*
Fat 63g97%
Saturated Fat 34g170%
Cholesterol 183mg61%
Sodium 920mg38%
Potassium 380mg11%
Carbohydrates 70g23%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 2365IU47%
Vitamin C 14.5mg18%
Calcium 375mg38%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.