Chesapeake Bay Potato Chip Mac & Cheese

Chesapeake Bay Potato Chip Mac & Cheese

Chesapeake Bay Potato Chip Mac & Cheese

Potatoes USA
Creamy and cheesy macaroni studded with pieces of tender cooked yellow potatoes and topped with crispy seasoned kettle chips.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Main Dish, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 12 Servings
Calories 460 kcal


Mac & Cheese

  • 1 Pound Cavatappi pasta cooked, cooled
  • 8 Ounces Alsum yellow potatoes cut in ½ inch cubes, cooked, cooled
  • 3 Cups Half & half
  • 1 Cup Heavy cream
  • 1 Teaspoon Sea salt
  • 1 ¾ Cup Colby jack cheese shredded
  • 2 Teaspoons Old Bay seasoning

Crispy Kettle Chip Topping

  • 1 Tablespoon Vegetable oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter unsalted
  • 4 Garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 8 ½ Ounces Sea salt kettle chips slightly crushed
  • 2 Teaspoons Old Bay seasoning
  • 2 Tablespoons Parsley chopped


  • Gather and scale all ingredients.
  • Boil the pasta in water until just tender (about 8-10 minutes), drain, and set aside.
  • Boil the potatoes until just tender as well, drain and set aside.
  • In a large pot over medium-high heat, combine the half & half with the heavy cream. Bring the pot to a boil and reduce the heat to medium. When the cream is reduced by about half (5-6 minutes), add the salt, cheese, and old bay. Stir to combine and adjust the consistency slightly with a little water if need be.
  • Stir in the pasta and cooked potatoes gently until both are well coated by the cheese sauce.
  • Keep the mac & cheese warm until ready to serve. In the meantime make the potato chip topping.
  • In a large non-stick skillet, heat the oil and butter up over medium heat. Add the garlic and swirl the pan until the garlic is fragrant about 15 seconds. Add the chips and stir constantly until the chips are golden. Season the chips with the Old Bay and remove them from the heat. Add the parsley and stir to combine. Allow the potato chip topping to cool slightly before using.
  • When ready to serve portion some of the mac & cheese into serving bowls and top with the potato chip topping.
  • Serve right away and enjoy!


Calories: 460kcalCarbohydrates: 50gProtein: 13gFat: 23gCholesterol: 45mgSodium: 691mgPotassium: 170mgSugar: 3gVitamin C: 8.8mg