8 tablespoons butter melted
1/2 pound cream cheese melted
2 1/2 cups heavy cream
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon Tony Chachere’s Seasoning
1/2 pound Cheddar cheese
1/3 cup flour
1 cup sliced jalapenos from jar
1/2 cup jalapenos juice from jar
2 tablespoons bread crumbs
1 pound Perciatel 10-inch macaroni noodles cooked al dente
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. In a saucepan melt butter. Add cream cheese and mix until blended. Add heavy cream and whisk. Add jalapeno juice and whisk. Mix in cheddar, stirring until cheddar is completely melted. Mix in sliced jalapenos. Add salt, Tony Chachere’s seasoning and flour. Continue whisking until all ingredients are completely incorporated.
Spray loaf pan with pan coating. Layer bottom of a 13 x 9 inch pan with cooked macaroni. Cover with cheddar mixture. Add another layer of pasta and cheddar mixture. Dust top with bread crumbs. Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.
This recipe for Jimmy Buffet’s Spicy Macaroni and Cheese is a not too hot side dish. If you use pickled jalapeno peppers, like the ones you use for nachos, this isn’t too hot. By using the cream cheese in this recipe, this is a very creamy dish that is easy to prepare.