Southwest Mac and Cheese

This Mexican-inspired dish features ingredients loved in all cultures: cheese, pasta and corn!

  • Prep Time 5 min
  • Total Time 22 min
  • Servings 0

Ingredients

2 1/3
cups uncooked elbow macaroni or cavatappi pasta (8 ounces)
1
cup Old El Paso™ salsa (any variety)
1 1/2
cups milk
1
can (14.75 ounces) Green Giant™ cream-style corn
1
can (11 ounces) Green Giant™ SteamCrisp® Mexicorn® whole kernel corn with red and green peppers
8
ounces process cheese product loaf, cubed
  • 1 Mix all ingredients except cheese in 12-inch nonstick skillet. Heat to boiling, stirring occasionally; reduce heat.
  • 2 Cover and simmer 10 to 14 minutes, stirring frequently, until macaroni is tender. Stir in cheese until melted.

Expert Tips

You can find cavatappi--short, spiral macaroni with ridges--in specialty food stores.

Must have meat? Stir about 1 cup of cubed fully cooked ham into this can-do-quick skillet dish until heated through.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
425
(
Calories from Fat
135 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
15 g
15 %
(Saturated Fat
8 g,
8 %
),
Cholesterol
40 mg
40 %;
Sodium
1030 mg
1030 %;
Total Carbohydrate
58 g
58 %
(Dietary Fiber
5 g
5 %
),
Protein
19 g
19 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%;
Vitamin C
16%;
Calcium
28%;
Iron
16%;
Exchanges:
4 Starch; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.