Since this is the month of Mac and Cheese I thought I would spice it up a bit. Green Chile Mac and Cheese is not just for kids.
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5 from 4 votes

Green Chile Mac and Cheese

Green Chile Mac and Cheese is not just for kids! Enjoy this spicy rendition of a favorite comfort food.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: comfort, spicy
Method: Bake
Skill Level: Intermediate
Servings: 6
Calories: 250kcal
Author: Marilyn


  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter or margarine
  • ¼ cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups shredded mild cheddar cheese divided
  • 2 cups elbow macaroni cooked and drained
  • 4 Hatch Chiles roasted, peeled, stemmed, seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 cup finely crushed bread crumbs


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Cook the onion in the melted butter for 5 minutes, or until tender. Stir in the flour, salt, and pepper. Gradually add the milk and cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened, 7 to 10 minutes.
  • Remove the milk mixture from the heat. Add 1½ cups of the cheese and stir until the cheese is melted.
  • Combine the cheese sauce with the cooked macaroni and chiles. Mix well. Transfer the macaroni to a 1½-quart casserole and top with the remaining cheese. Sprinkle finely crushed bred crumbs across the top. Bake 30 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and lightly browned.


Recipe Source: Everyday Southwest
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Serving: 71G | Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 460mg | Potassium: 250mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 1.8mg