If you're looking for a mac and cheese recipe that is out of the ordinary, this bacon macaroni version by Serious Eats incorporates crispy meat and spicy jalapeno for an added kick with a deliciously creamy homemade sauce. This is a easy to make and slightly more gourmet take on a classic box of the store bought variety.
The Bacon-Jalapeno Stovetop Mac and Cheese is a comfort dish at heart mixing a creamy cheese sauce with round noodles, fried meat and hot peppers. The recipe is full-fat calling for evaporated milk, corn starch, eggs and American cheese. Once the sauce is melted it is added to cooked noodles along with chopped jalapeno and bacon bits. The peppers are fried directly in the bacon fat to give them that extra flavor and crispiness.