Campbell Gardens

Candied Jalapeños & Candied Habaneros

Adult Mac and Cheese

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2 cups heavy cream

1 cup asiago cheese, grated

1 cup monterey jack cheese, grated

1 pound elbow macaroni, cooked and drained

1/3 cup, candied jalapeños, seeded and diced

½ cup candied jalapeno juice, strained

½ cup sun dried tomatoes, chopped

3 cloves of garlic, chopped

1 medium onion, chopped

1 tablespoon butter

10 slices bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled

salt and pepper

2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded

1 ½ cups plain breadcrumbs

You’ll want to buy cheese that you grate yourself; the pre-grated cheeses are coated with flour or starches and don’t tend to melt evenly.


Preheat the oven on the broil setting. In a small skillet melt butter and add onion and garlic, saute until carmalized, set aside.  In a large saucepan over medium heat, add the heavy cream. When the cream begins to bubble around the edges, add 1/2 cup each the asiago and Monterey jack cheeses, stirring until melted. Remove from heat and add the macaroni, stirring until evenly coated. Add the diced jalapeños, juice, onions, garlic, dried tomatoes and ½ of the bacon. The cheese mixture should be like glue now. If it’s not, add a little more the remaining 1/4 cup of asiago and Monterey jack cheeses until they are melted and the mixture isn’t too wet looking. If the mixture seems too dry, add 2 tablespoons of the heavy cream. Sprinkle in salt and pepper to taste. Pour the mixture into a large buttered baking dish and distribute evenly. Top with the cheddar cheese and bread crumbs and remaining bacon. Place the dish in the oven, and broil until the cheese on top begins to bubble and brown around the edges, around 5-7 minutes

Author: Campbell Gardens

Located in Kansas we sell our own secret family recipe of Candied Jalapeños and Candied Habaneros at local craft shows, festivals, farmers markets, grocers and speciality shops in Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Oklahoma. We also ship all over the USA ! Check out our web site: Our peppers all natural flavor will give any food a sweet little kick!

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