Jalapeno Broccoli Macaroni & Cheese
- 2 cups pasta noodles of your choice
- 1 1/2 cups broccoli florets
- 3 tbsp. unsalted butter
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 cups milk
- 1 jalapeno, minced
- 1 cup shredded sharp white cheddar
- 1 cup shredded fontina cheese
- salt and pepper to taste
In the same large pot, melt the butter over medium-high heat. Whisk in the flour and cook, whisking constantly, for 2-3 minutes. In a steady stream, pour in the milk 1/2 cup at a time, still whisking constantly, allowing the mixture thicken before each milk addition.
Once all of the milk had been poured in, continue to whisk occasionally while the mixture thickens a bit more. Remove from the heat and add in the jalapeno, cheese, and salt and pepper to taste. Stir, allowing the cheese to melt into the sauce. Once fully incorporated, add back in the pasta and broccoli, stirring until the noodles and broccoli are covered in the cheese sauce. Season with a bit more black pepper if you prefer and serve hot.