Jalapeno Mac and Cheese


Sometimes everyone needs a little pick-me-up with some comfort food, and that’s why we have mac & cheese! Do you want more than just a traditional mac & cheese? The Jalapeno Mac & Cheese from The Hudson packs a punch. The dish contains smoked jalapenos, roasted garlic and shallots, Parmesan cheese and a crunchy breadcrumb topping! And if that wasn’t enough, you can complete your meal by adding crab, smoked bacon, or short rib!

Jalapeno Mac & Cheese

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Jalapeno Mac and Cheese


The Hudson Mac & Cheese
Cheese Sauce:
1.5 Cups Boiling Water
.5 Cups powdered milk
.25 oz unflavored gelatin
1.5 lbs of shredded cheddar cheese

Combine everything into a blender and pulse on high until smooth and consistent.
Set this aside and allow to cool. The sauce will thicken as it cools.

Hudson Mac & Cheese (makes 4 servings)
16 oz elbow macaroni
24 oz cheese sauce (recipe above)
8g smoked jalapeno, diced
8g minced garlic
4g minced shallots
1 oz parmesan bread crumbs


  1. In a pot on the stovetop, boil the macaroni noodles until desired firmness is reached (Keep in mind that the noodles will cook a bit more through the rest of the process, so leave them a little firmer than you normally do.).
  2. Drain into a colander and reserve.
  3. In the original pot add the garlic, shallots, and smoked jalapeños on medium high heat.
  4. Simmer until the garlic and shallots become transparent, then add in the cheese sauce.
  5. Stir until mixture is smooth and consistent – then incorporate the macaroni noodles.
  6. Fold them in with a silicone spatula so the noodles don’t break.
  7. Once this is all complete, transfer into a baking dish.
  8. Evenly crumble parmesan bread crumbs onto the top.
  9. Place on the top rack (with the oven on high) for a couple of minutes until the top of the dish and the breadcrumbs are a nice golden brown color.

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