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Cheesy Jalapeno Popper Baked Penne

 
This recipe belongs to the top 10% of the most popular recipes.popular
This recipe is vegetarian.vegetarian
 
One serving costs about $0.53

$0.53 per serving

5657 people like this recipe

5,657 likes

This recipe is ready in 50 minutes

Ready in 50 minutes

spoonacular Score:74%

Spoonacular Score: 74%

 

Cheesy Jalapeno Popper Baked Penne is a main course that serves 6. Watching your figure? This vegetarian recipe has 428 calories, 14g of protein, and 13g of fat per serving. For 47 cents per serving, this recipe covers 14% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. 5657 people were glad they tried this recipe. Head to the store and pick up bread, milk, salt, and a few other things to make it today. To use up the salt you could follow this main course with the Individual Grape and Vin Santo Cakes as a dessert. Taking all factors into account, this recipe earns a spoonacular score of 68%, which is good. Jalapeno Popper Cheesy Breadsticks, Cheesy jalapeño popper potato skins, and Jalapeno Popper Cheesy Garlic Bread are very similar to this recipe.

Ingredients

Servings:
3 slices
3 slices bread
bread
0.25 cups
0.25 cups butter
butter
1 teaspoon
1 teaspoon dry mustard
dry mustard
0.5 cups
0.5 cups flour
flour
1 slice
1 slice jalapeno pepper
jalapeno pepper
0.25 cups
0.25 cups jalapeno peppers
jalapeno peppers
3 cups
3 cups penne pasta
penne pasta
some
some salt
salt
3 cups
3 cups whole milk
whole milk
1 package
1 package shredded creamy mexicana cheese
shredded creamy mexicana cheese
3 slices bread
3 slices
bread
0.25 cups butter
0.25 cups
butter
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon
dry mustard
0.5 cups flour
0.5 cups
flour
1 slice jalapeno pepper
1 slice
jalapeno pepper
0.25 cups jalapeno peppers
0.25 cups
jalapeno peppers
3 cups penne pasta
3 cups
penne pasta
6 servings salt
6 servings
salt
3 cups whole milk
3 cups
whole milk
1 package shredded creamy mexicana cheese
1 package
shredded creamy mexicana cheese

Equipment

baking pan
baking pan
whisk
whisk
bowl
bowl
oven
oven
pot
pot
baking pan
baking pan
whisk
whisk
bowl
bowl
oven
oven
pot
pot


Instructions

Read the detailed instructions on A Pretty Life in the Suburbs

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $0.53
Ingredient
3 slices bread
1/4 cup butter
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1/2 cup flour
1 slice jalapeno pepper
1/4 cup jalapeno peppers
3 cups penne pasta
3 cups whole milk
Price
$0.30
$0.49
$0.11
$0.08
$0.40
$0.10
$0.72
$0.99
$3.19

Tips

Health Tips

  • If you can, choose grassfed butter for a better nutritional profile—more vitamins, a favorable omega 3/6 ratio, etc.

  • Studies have shown people who drink full fat milk are thinner than those who drink low-fat or fat-free milk instead. Keep that in mind before you decide to swap. If you want to go dairy free, however, you can replace milk with unsweetened soy milk in most recipes.

  • You can easily swap half of the white flour in most recipes for whole wheat flour to add some fiber and protein. It does result in a heavier dough, so for cookies, cakes, etc., you might try swapping in whole wheat pastry flour.

  • You can easily replace regular noodles with whole wheat noodles to add a little extra fiber, protein, vitamins, and minerals to this dish. Just don't make the mistake of assuming that because the pasta is whole wheat, you can eat as much as you want. The calories and the effect on your blood sugar is not so drastically different!

  • get more health tips

Price Tips

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

Cooking Tips

  • Butter's incredible flavor has made it an extremely popular cooking fat, but it is important to know that butter has the lowest smoke point of almost any cooking fat. This means butter literally starts to smoke at a lower temperature than most other fats between 250-350 degrees Fahrenheit. So while butter is great for cooking at lower temperatures, you should probably use canola oil, coconut oil, or another oil with a higher smoke point for frying and other high temperature cooking.

  • The best method for cooking pasta is pretty controversial, but most sources seem to reach a consensus. Check out our lesson on how to cook pasta in the academy.

Green Tips

  • To avoid antibiotics, hormones, and other nasties in your milk, choose organic whenever possible. If you can't afford organic, look for milk labeled hormone and antibiotic free. It is often less expensive.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
432 Calories
13g Protein
13g Total Fat
63g Carbs
10% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
432
22%

Fat
13g
20%

  Saturated Fat
7g
46%

Carbohydrates
63g
21%

  Sugar
9g
10%

Cholesterol
32mg
11%

Sodium
390mg
17%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
13g
28%

Selenium
47µg
68%

Manganese
0.78mg
39%

Vitamin C
22mg
27%

Phosphorus
248mg
25%

Vitamin B2
0.35mg
20%

Calcium
175mg
18%

Vitamin B1
0.26mg
18%

Vitamin B3
2mg
14%

Magnesium
53mg
13%

Folate
52µg
13%

Fiber
3g
13%

Vitamin A
636IU
13%

Copper
0.24mg
12%

Vitamin D
1µg
12%

Vitamin B6
0.22mg
11%

Potassium
371mg
11%

Zinc
1mg
10%

Iron
1mg
10%

Vitamin B12
0.57µg
9%

Vitamin B5
0.93mg
9%

Vitamin E
1mg
7%

Vitamin K
5µg
5%

covered percent of daily need

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