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Elbows Recipes

Lemon Poblano Mac And Cheese

Side Dish
Makes 6 Servings
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cooking Time
25 minutes
Total Time
45 minutes
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Made with



  • 1 box Dreamfields Elbows
  • 1 medium lemon
  • 6 slices thick-cut applewood smoked bacon diced
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1-2 poblano peppers seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 12 ounces lemon shandy beer
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 cups Cheddar cheese shredded


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Place pasta in large bowl; set aside.
  2. Juice and zest lemon; set aside 1 tablespoon lemon juice and all of zest. Reserve remaining juice for another use.
  3. Meanwhile, cook bacon in large skillet over medium-high heat until crisp. Transfer bacon to paper towel-lined plate; set aside.
  4. Add onion, poblanos, salt and pepper to skillet with hot bacon fat. Cook over medium-high heat 3 to 5 minutes or until onion just begins to brown, stirring frequently. Add flour; cook and stir 2 to 3 minutes. Slowly add lemon juice, beer and water, stirring until flour and vegetables are fully combined and flour mixture is smooth. Bring to boil; reduce heat to simmer. Cook and stir 3 to 5 minutes or until mixture is smooth and thickened.
  5. Add cheese 1/2 cup at a time, stirring to fully incorporate each addition. Fold cheese sauce into cooked pasta. Add about 3/4 of reserved bacon; toss to combine. Sprinkle pasta with reserved lemon zest and remaining bacon.

Nutrition Facts

570 Calories

54g Carbohydrates

0g Saturated Fat

65mg Sodium

29g Fat

23g Protein

0mg Cholesterol

6g Dietary Fiber

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