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Jacked Up Mac & Cheese

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  • prep time: 20 min
  • total time: 35 min
  • serves: 8 people
  • calories: 214 1 serving

Super-spicy jalapeño mac and cheese, anyone?  Our Jacked Up Mac & Cheese recipe adds fiery flavor to everyone's favorite comfort food.  Elbow macaroni is smothered in a spicy, creamy cheese sauce made with condensed Cheddar cheese soup, pepper Jack cheese and diced jalapeño.  Spoon the mixture into a baking dish, top it with crushed jalapeño kettle-cooked chips for spicy crunch, then bake.  With only 6 ingredients and 35 minutes from pantry to table, you can make Jacked Up Mac & Cheese anytime!


  • 8 ounces uncooked cavatappi pasta or elbow macaroni (about 2 cups)
  • 1 can (10 1/2 ounces) Campbell’s® Condensed Cheddar Cheese Soup
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 cups shredded pepper Jack cheese (about 8 ounces)
  • 1 tablespoon drained canned hot diced jalapeño peppers
  • 1 cup jalapeño kettle-cooked potato chips (we used Kettle® Brand), finely crushed or crispy jalapeños (you can use more, if you like)


  • Step 1

    Cook and drain the pasta according to the package directions.  While the pasta is cooking, heat the oven to 375°F.

  • Step 2

    Stir the cooked pasta, soup, milk, cheese and jalapeño peppers in a large bowl.  Spoon the mixture into a 2-quart shallow baking dish.  Sprinkle with the crushed potato chips.

  • Step 3

    Bake for 15 minutes or until hot and the crushed chips are lightly browned.

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Calories 214
Total Fat 11 g
Sat. Fat 6.1 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 28 mg
Sodium 510 mg
Total Carb 16 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Sugar 2 g
Added Sugars 0 g
Protein 10 g
Vitamin D 2 %DV
Calcium 19 %DV
Iron 2 %DV
Potassium 3 %DV

This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.