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Mexican Macaroni and Cheese

  • Prep 5 min
  • Total 20 min
  • Servings 4

Red bell pepper, ripe olives and canned chopped chilies lend a Southwest flair to this traditional family favorite. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

2
cups uncooked radiatore (nugget) pasta (6 ounces)
1/4
cup sliced ripe olives
1/2
cup fat-free (skim) milk or fat-free half-and-half
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
small red bell pepper, chopped (1/2 cup)
1
can (4.5 ounces) Old El Paso™ chopped green chiles, drained
4
slices fat-free process American cheese (2 ounces)

Steps

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  • 1
    Cook and drain pasta as directed on package.
  • 2
    Stir remaining ingredients into pasta. Cook over low heat about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until cheese is melted and sauce is hot.

Expert Tips

  • Add a fresh-fruit salad from the deli to round out this family-pleasing meal.
  • Oh no! No radiatore on hand? Not to worry! Just substitute your favorite pasta shape, such as medium shells or wagon wheel pasta.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
285
Calories from Fat
20
% Daily Value
Total Fat
2 g
Saturated Fat
1 g
Cholesterol
0mg
Sodium
870 mg
Potassium
290 mg
Total Carbohydrate
57 g
Dietary Fiber
3 g
Protein
13 g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
16%
16%
Vitamin C
32%
32%
Calcium
16%
16%
Iron
16%
16%
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 2 Vegetable;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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