Plátano Mac and Cheese

Plátano Mac and Cheese

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Recipe by Admin Course: Baked, Cheesy, Featured, Skillet, Victoria Recipes


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  • cups 2 cups milk

  • tablespoons 2 tablespoons butter

  • tablespoons 2 tablespoons all purpose flour

  • teaspoon 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

  • ounces 10 ounces monterey jack cheese (shredded)

  • ounces 4 ounces oaxaca cheese

  • teaspoon 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper (optional)

  • 1 package package elbow macaroni, cooked

  • 2 each poblano peppers (seeded, roasted and julienned)

  • 4 each ripe plantains (cut plantain into 1/2” rounds)

  • ounces 8 ounces canola oil (for frying)


  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook the pasta according to the directions, drain
  • In a cast iron skillet, heat the oil until it reaches 350f degrees. Add the plantain rounds and fry until golden brown and fully cooked. Remove from oil and place on a plate lined with a paper towel. Reserve.
  • Preheat oven to 400f degrees. Melt butter in a large cast iron skillet over medium low heat, whisk in flour until smooth. Cook, whisking constantly for 1 minute. Make sure not to let the flour burn.
  • Gradually whisk in milk, and cook, whisking constantly, 5 minutes or until thickened.
  • Whisk in salt, black pepper, 1 cup shredded cheese, and red pepper until smooth. Stir in pasta, roasted poblano peppers and fried plantains.
  • Top pasta with remaining cheese.
  • Bake at 400f degrees for 10 minutes or until golden and bubbly.

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