Tex-Mex Macaroni and Cheese

Tex-Mex Macaroni and Cheese

You may never serve plain mac 'n cheese again, after tasting it with Old El Paso® green chiles and roasted red peppers, plus crushed nacho chips on top! This makes a great meatless main dish.

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

20

Minutes

Makes

6

servings

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
  1. Cook and drain macaroni as directed on package.
  2. Meanwhile, 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.
  3. Add cooked macaroni, roasted peppers and chiles; toss to combine. Serve in bowls; sprinkle with crushed tortilla chips.
Makes 6 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
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.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving (1 1/3 Cups))
  • Calories 700
    • (Calories from Fat 330),
  • Total Fat 37g
    • (Saturated Fat 21g,
    • Trans Fat 1g),
  • Cholesterol 100mg;
  • Sodium 1000mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 65g
    • (Dietary Fiber 4g,
    • Sugars 6g),
  • Protein 26g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 3 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 2 1/2 High-Fat Meat;
    • 3 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 4;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.