Cheesy Pasta Stuffed Peppers I’ve talked a lot about my pickiest eater. He’s a tough nut to crack because a) I love food so much that I just don’t understand his level of pickiness and b) the foods he likes and doesn’t like seem to have no rhyme or reason. Meat? Dislike (except for bacon…I do get that). Fish? Like. Sauce? Dislike. Saucy sandwiches like Sloppy Joes or Meatball Subs? Like. Two things he’s always liked since he was old enough to eat table food are macaroni and cheese and bell peppers (which really befuddled me because I didn’t like bell peppers until I was an adult.) So this recipe is for him–this meat-free meal is loaded up with so much awesome stuff that you actually only need one box of macaroni and cheese to make 4-6 stuffed peppers.

You’re going to need a package of 3-Cheese Jalapeno Kraft Macaroni & Cheese, 2 tablespoons of butter, 2-3 tablespoons of milk, 1/2 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained, 1/2 cup canned or frozen corn, rinsed and drained (no need to thaw it if you’re using frozen), 1/4 cup chopped green onions, 1/4 cup chopped cilantro, 1/2 cup chopped, seeded tomato, 2 tablespoons of lime juice, 8 ounces of pepper jack cheese (divided), and 4-6 red, yellow, and/or orange bell peppers (how many you’ll need depends on their size).

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Cook the macaroni and cheese according to the package directions, using the 2 tablespoons of butter and the milk to prepare it. When it’s ready, add the black beans, corn, green onions, cilantro, tomato, lime juice, and 1/2 of the pepper jack cheese.

Mixed Pasta

Cut the tops off the peppers and remove the seeds and internal membranes. Cut a very thin layer off the bottom of each pepper, not enough to cut through to the hollow inside, but just enough to provide a flat surface for the pepper to sit on. Fill each pepper with the macaroni and cheese mixture.

Pasta Stuffed Peppers

Sprinkle each pepper with the reserved pepper jack cheese.

Shredded Pepperjack

Bake in the preheated oven for 10-15 minutes or until the peppers are heated through and the cheese is melted (you might want to turn on the low broiler for the last minute or two to brown the cheese just a little bit). Serve immediately. Makes 4-6 servings.

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