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

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

Recipe Source: Everyday Southwest
 
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Nutrition

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