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Old El Paso: Tex-Mex Macaroni and Cheese

Posted by on Sep. 21, 2012 at 2:54 PM
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Tex-Mex Macaroni and Cheese from the Betty Crocker site! 

Tex-Mex Macaroni and Cheese

You Need:


3
cups uncooked elbow macaroni (12 oz)
2
tablespoons butter
2
tablespoons Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
2
cups half-and-half
3
cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (12 oz)
1
teaspoon ground cumin
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1
jar (12 oz) roasted red bell peppers, drained, chopped
1
can (4 oz) Old El Paso® whole green chiles, drained, chopped
1
cup crushed nacho-flavored tortilla chips

To Make:

  • 1Cook and drain macaroni as directed on package.
  • 2Meanwhile, in 3-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in flour with whisk until smooth; cook 1 minute. Add half-and-half, cheese, cumin, salt and pepper; cook and stir until cheese is melted.
  • 3Add cooked macaroni, roasted peppers and chiles; toss to combine. Serve in bowls; sprinkle with crushed tortilla chips.

Tips:

To intensify the Tex-Mex flavor, use shredded Mexican blend cheese instead of Cheddar and add 1/2 to 1 teaspoon red pepper sauce.

We prefer the consistency of whole green chiles, but you can use a 4.5-oz can of Old El Paso® chopped green chiles.

Serves: 6

by on Sep. 21, 2012 at 2:54 PM
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Replies (1-8):
aneela
by on Sep. 21, 2012 at 3:39 PM

oh yeah....sounds yum

snuggiewoogie
by on Sep. 21, 2012 at 7:43 PM

 Yum I like this :)

alliesmom112
by Member on Sep. 21, 2012 at 9:04 PM

what a great twist on mac and cheese 

aidensmomma508
by on Sep. 21, 2012 at 10:09 PM
I might try this sometime
LOswald0314
by Member on Sep. 21, 2012 at 10:46 PM

 YUM!

lalasmama2007
by on Sep. 21, 2012 at 10:48 PM
Sounds good
melliburger
by Melli on Sep. 22, 2012 at 3:41 AM
Mmmm yum
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Bmat
by Member on Sep. 22, 2012 at 9:45 AM

I love mac and cheese, and this looks like a great alternative to the plain. Thank you!

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