I have a confession. I'm a big faker.
I don't like football. I just pretend to enjoy it so I can make "tailgate" food. Around here people are pretty hard core Pats fans. In my family we are a mix of both Pats and Colts fans.
If I really had to choose a team it's the Colts. Reason?
It was my grandpa's team.
To kick off the football season I will be posting a "Game Day" recipe every Saturday morning. Just as I did last year.
What better way to start the football season than these Mac and Cheese Stuffed Jalapenos Wrapped in Bacon??
It just doesn't get any better folks!
WARNING DO NOT TOUCH YOUR NOSE OR EYES AFTER TOUCHING HOT PEPPERS.
-I always learn that the hard way!
Macaroni and Cheese Stuffed Jalapeno Peppers Wrapped in Bacon
8 oz of pasta cooked according to the package directions
2 tbs of flour
2 tbs of butter
1 1/2 cups of milk
1 cup of extra sharp cheddar cheese (I used Cabot)
dash of freshly ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp minced garlic
12 large jalapeno peppers
12 slices of bacon
In a medium sauce pan, melt butter over medium heat, add in flour whisk until a paste forms. Slowly whisk in milk until it is smooth.
Bring to a boil.
Whisk in cheese, nutmeg, salt, and garlic.
Continue stirring until cheese sauce is smooth and thick.
Pour over cooked pasta and mix until incorporated.
Slice each pepper in half length wise and remove seeds and any white fleshy parts.
Place each pepper on a baking sheet. Stuff with macaroni and cheese. Top with shredded cheddar.
Cut each bacon piece in half and wrap each stuffed pepper in a half a slice of bacon.
Bake at 400 for about 15-20 minutes. Or until peppers are roasted and bacon is crisp.