Wednesday, February 24, 2010


Southwestern Mac-N-Cheese

This will be a hit with anyone who likes Mexican food and cheese!

1 (16 oz.) pkge uncooked elbow macaroni (or pasta of your choice)
1 lb. ground beef
1 med. onion
1 (4 oz.) can chopped green chiles
½ c. diced tomatoes
1 pkg. taco seasoning
3 T. butter
3 T. flour
2 c. milk
1 t. s
½ t. pepper
8 oz. Pepper Jack cheese
8 oz. Mozzarella cheese
½ c. picante sauce

Cook pasta according to pkg. directions.

In a separate skillet, brown meat with onion. Then add green chiles , taco seasoning, and tomatoes.

In another pan, melt butter. Stir in flour until smooth. Gradually stir in milk, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat, stir in cheeses.

Drain pasta and pour into cheese mixture. Stir in meat mixture and picante sauce. Then top with more cheese, and bake in the oven for 20 minutes or until bubbly.

Top with crushed tortilla chips. Serve with sour cream and salsa.

*I only used half the pasta and used what cheeses I had on hand.

Made a large amount....... I'm thinking pot luck dish for a church meal.

20 comments:

  1. Oh my gracious, that sounds sooo good! Great comfort food for this cold weather!

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  2. This sounds very good-we eat Mexican a few times a week! This is a perfect meal for a snowy day!!!

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  3. Yummmo, that recipe looks really good! I have to chuckle because I posted a recipe today too and thought of you specifically cause I know you love to cook! So when you get a chance come check out my cheater chicken pot pie. :)

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  4. OH MY! That sounds delicious!!! The best part? Butter!!!!!!!

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  5. Sounds like something my family will enjoy. Thanks for the recipe.

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  6. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I can't wait to make it.

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  7. YUMMY...I AM GOING TO MAKE THIS..LOVE IT! :D

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  8. That sounds delicious! I have already saved it and can't wait to try it. Sounds right up my alley so thanks.♥

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  9. Oh my ... being a SW native, I've just gotta cook this! It'll make a great potluck dish, and I will be a super-heroine.

    Hugs,
    Kathleen

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  10. you can't go wrong with mac and cheese

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  11. My family is going to love this recipe! You are the best cook.

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  12. I tried to save this recipe awhile back (I think from your cooking blog) and for whatever reason I couldn't save it so thanks again! I got it this time.

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  13. Yummmmm, I can't wait to try this recipe; it sounds absolutely delicious!
    Thanks!
    Dolores

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  14. This recipe looks wonderful!

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  15. This looks so good. I will have to try it. I know my family will love this - anything with pasta and a Mexican flavor - you can't go wrong! Now you've gone and made me hungry!

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  16. That sounds wonderful! Hubby eats picante on everything except dessert, so I think he'd like it too.

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