NFL Tailgating Recipe: Poblano Pepper Mac

NFL Tailgating Recipe: Poblano Pepper Mac

Up your mac & cheese game with this recipe by Chef Nick Harrison and Taste of the NFL.

The Poblano Pepper Mac is an upgrade from any old mac & cheese. This recipe makes a creamy and smokey dish with the right amount of kick to it. Top the mac off with crumbled Doritos and you're all set for any game day.

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Courtesy of Chef Nick Harrison


2 cups cooked elbow macaroni

½ cup Heavy Cream

¼ cup shredded smoked cheddar

¼ cup shredded edam

1 poblano pepper, roasted, peeled, diced

1 snack sized bag Nacho Cheese Doritos®, crumbled fine

Salt and pepper


  1. Heat poblano peppers in a small sauté pan until sizzling.
  2. Add heavy cream and bring to a simmer.
  3. Add the pasta and toss to coat.
  4. Add cheeses and toss until stringy and coated. This recipe is REALLY up to your taste. Add more cream to make it saucier, add more cheese to make it thicker and cheesier!
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Pour mac and cheese into a heat proof dish and top with Dorito® crumbles.
  7. Optional: Toast the top carefully under the broiler in your oven until light brown.

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