Easy Mac and Jack Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Easy Mac and Jack Recipe
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Easy Mac and Jack

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"Creamy and cheesy, this slightly spicy mac and cheese is made with California Colby Jack and California Pepper Jack."

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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    1 hr


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a medium saucepan, melt butter. Stir in flour and cook, stirring for 1 minute.
  2. Stir in the milk and bring to a gentle boil. Remove from heat and add shredded cheeses one cup at a time until completely melted.
  3. Add salt, pepper, mustard and red pepper flakes and stir until smooth. Stir in cooked pasta and coat evenly with cheese, then pour into shallow 2-quart baking dish.
  4. Sprinkle crushed croutons over top and bake for 30 minutes. Let stand 15 minutes before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 31, 2008

Very good recipe! I'm pretty sure it's supposed to be for a whole pound of pasta (16 oz). I made it with a whole box of macaroni and there was *plenty* of cheese sauce. Be patient when heating up the milk/flour mixture and keep stirring. Heating it on anything besides low will probably cause it to burn on the bottom. Great recipe, will make again.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 24, 2008

This was just ok. The sauce tasted good after mixing it up, however, it seemed a little bland after baking. My husband is a fan of both pepper jack cheese and djion mustard. He was surprised dijon was an ingredient as he could not taste it. Easy to make, but will need alot more tweaking to get 5 stars.


18 Ratings

Jul 07, 2008

this is AMAZING!!! its creamy and cheesy with a mild kick. There is so much flavor, and its easy since i always have the ingredients on hand :o).

Oct 27, 2008

This was a good macaroni and cheese recipe with a little zing. I made this recipe using an entire box of elbows and as another reviewer noted, there was plenty of cheese sauce. Be sure to use fresh grated cheese (not the pre-shredded stuff) – I think it makes a big difference! I didn’t have any croutons on hand, so I topped the casserole with seasoned bread crumbs instead- it was delicious! Everyone gobbled up this comfort food with a kick- we will definitely make again!

Jul 30, 2008

This was great and easy! I kept the cheese sauce exactly the same but added turkey kielbasa, frozen peas and brocolli to the dish before I put it in the oven. My husband loved the macaroni cheese and the add-ins.

Jul 26, 2008

Goodbye kraft mac and cheese. This recipe is amazing! Super easy to make and definitely a pleaser of all. I didn't add the mustard or crushed red peppers and it was still the best mac and cheese ever! Will add those both next time.

Nov 13, 2008

This is an awesome recipe!!So easy to make tastes great the next day!! I omitted the spicy ingredients so the kids could eat it too and I added some shredded mozzarella cheese only because I didnt have quite enough colby and monerey jack. Delicious!! My husband and children loved it!! I do plan to try this with the spicy ingredients as well. I do agree with the other reviews that this recipe really does need a whole 16 oz of noodles because there is alot of sauce. Other than that Great!!

Aug 21, 2008

This recpie was good for me, but great for the rest of my family! It had the perfect bite to it.


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  • Calories
  • 483 kcal
  • 24%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 35 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 82 mg
  • 27%
  • Fat
  • 28.2 g
  • 43%
  • Fiber
  • 1.6 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 22.2 g
  • 44%
  • Sodium
  • 945 mg
  • 38%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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