Pimento Mac and Cheese Jalapeno Poppers

Pimento Mac and Cheese Jalapeno Poppers

Serves: Serves 12

Prep Time: 15 mins

Cook Time: 25 mins

Recipe by food blogger Karly from “Buns In My Oven”


  • 1 pkg. White Cheddar Macaroni & Cheese
  • 1 cup grated Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2 oz. jarred pimentos, drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 12 large jalapenos
  • 12 slices bacon
  • 2 tablespoons honey
Pimento Mac and Cheese Jalapeno Poppers


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Wash the jalapenos and slice in half length-wise. Use a small spoon to scoop the seeds and membrane from the jalapeno halves.
  3. Microwave the macaroni and cheese according to package directions.
  4. Empty macaroni and cheese into a medium mixing bowl with the grated Monterey Jack cheese, pimentos, salt, and pepper. Stir well to combine.
  5. Spoon the macaroni and cheese into the jalapeno halves, about 1-2 tablespoons of macaroni and cheese per pepper.
  6. Slice the bacon strips in half and wrap each jalapeno with one half of a slice of bacon.
  7. Place poppers on prepared baking sheet.
  8. Warm the honey in a small dish in the microwave for 20 seconds.
  9. Use a pastry brush to brush the honey over each popper.
  10. Bake for 20 minutes or until bacon is cooked to your liking.
  11. Cool for 5 minutes and serve warm.

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