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Southwestern Mac and Cheese

Southwestern Mac and Cheese

Our Southwestern Mac and Cheese recipe is like a loaded Mac and Cheese with Southwest flair. We've taken a basic creamy cheddar cheese sauce and pumped it up with tomato, roasted red pepper, chilies and of course, bacon. This is a recipe that the whole family will love.

Our Southwestern Mac and Cheese recipe is like a loaded Mac and Cheese with Southwest flair. We've taken a basic creamy cheddar cheese sauce and pumped it up with tomato, roasted red pepper, chilies and of course, bacon. This is a recipe that the whole family will love.

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  • Prep time20 minutes
  • Cooking time30 minutes
  • Portions4
  • DifficultyMedium

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups 2% milk
  • 1/4 cup Country Crock® Light Spread
  • 4 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped jarred roasted red pepper
  • 1 can (4.5 oz.) chopped green chilies
  • 3 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 8 ounces elbow macaroni, cooked and drained

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)

(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Whisk milk, Country Crock® Spread and flour in large saucepan; bring to a boil over medium-high heat, whisking frequently. Reduce heat and cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened, about 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in remaining ingredients except macaroni. Cook, stirring occasionally, until cheese is melted. Stir in macaroni.
  4. Pour mixture into an 8-inch baking dish. Bake until heated through, about 15 minutes.

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