This baked mac and cheese combines spicy pepper jack, cheddar and cream cheese with ground beef and fresh vegetables to give you all the flavor of your favorite taco in a bowl.
Look for the Proudly Wisconsin Badge when shopping for cheese. Any brand of Wisconsin
Cream Cheese or
can be used in this recipe.
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Flecked with chopped chilies, pepper jack is a blend of mild monterey jack cheese with, typically, green and red jalapeño peppers. The peppers give the cheese a spicy kick, and the level of heat varies by the brand.
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In Wisconsin, we make more flavors, varieties, and styles of cheese than anywhere else in the world. We believe in tradition, producing everything from Italian classics, like parmesan and ricotta, to swiss cheese and cheddar varieties. But every Wisconsin cheesemaker is an innovator as well, which is why we have so many Wisconsin originals, like colby and muenster. Whether it’s a grilled cheese sandwich, potatoes au gratin, or a charcuterie board, Wisconsin cheese makes every dish and recipe tastier.