Baked macaroni and cheese with pickled jalapeno peppers
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Jimmy Buffet’s Spicy Macaroni and Cheese

You don't want to miss out on this perfectly spiced Macaroni and Cheese!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Jimmy Buffet’s Spicy Macaroni and Cheese, Macaroni and Cheese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 548kcal
Author Stephanie Manley


  • 8 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1/2 pound cream cheese melte melted
  • 2 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Tony Chachere's Creole Seasoning
  • 1/2 pound Cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 cup sliced jalapenos from a jar
  • 1/2 cup jalapeno juice from a jar
  • 2 tablespoons breadcrumbs
  • 1 pound Macaroni


  • 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 and Tony Chachere's seasoning.
  • Continue whisking until all ingredients are completely incorporated. Spray a 9 x 13 inch pan with non-stick spray. 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 breadcrumbs. Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.

Recipe Tips

Variations on this recipe!
  • Add some cooked linked sausage and turn this into a meal.
  • This macaroni and cheese is great when you use Pepper Jack cheese.
  • This dish is really best eaten in one sitting, you can reheat it, but it gets a little dry the second time around.


Calories: 548kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Cholesterol: 128mg | Sodium: 1093mg | Potassium: 227mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 38.2% | Vitamin C: 3.8% | Calcium: 20.7% | Iron: 8.1%
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