Cynthia Martinez Recipe

Southern Mexican Mac N Cheese Casserole

By Cynthia Martinez Devinesalvage

Recipe Rating:
about 6-8
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Cooking Method:
Stove Top

Cynthia's Story

I started off making Lynn Socko's Mac N Cheese and it turned into an inspiration to create a new dish. I hope y'all enjoy. My honey said I outdid myself this time

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
The fiesta-infused chicken mix makes this already delicious mac & cheese even more flavorful. Terrific creativity... and terrific recipe!


1 box
rotini pasta
1/2 stick
1 1/2 c
3/4 stick
velvetta cheese large one
4 oz
philidelphia cream cheese
1/2 c
plain yogurt
jalapeno peppers
1/2 Tbsp
roasted minced garlic in olive oil
diced plum tomatoes
1 Tbsp
adobo powder
1/4 tsp
1/2 tsp
cayenne pepper (optional)
1 Tbsp
chili powder
1/2 tsp
onion powder
1 1/2 c
crushed tomatoes
pieces of left over fried chicken thighs, if you don't have this you can boil and debone some
2 Tbsp
olive oil

Directions Step-By-Step

Boil rotini pasta til aldente and set aside.
Melt butter in pan. Add milk to pan then diced velvetta and philly cream cheese and yogurt to pan. Stir constantly til melted and blended. Mix this with the pasta you have set aside then set this aside.
For the meat mixture. You want to put the olive oil in the pan and add the jalapenos, garlic and plum tomatoes and cook til tender. Then add all of the seasoning and deboned meat. Cook down for about 15 min to blend flavors.
When the meat mixture is finished put it in the bottom of a 9 x 13 dish to layer the bottom. Top with mac n' cheese mixture. Then spread the shredded cheese on top and stick in oven til cheese is melted on top. About 15-20 minutes

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Mexican
Hashtags: #cheese, #Fried, #mac

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Jan 27, 2015 - Bobby Webb shared this recipe with discussion group: "HOW'S YOUR WEATHER".
Cynthia Martinez Devinesalvage
Dec 10, 2013
Thank you Bobby, I hope everyone enjoys. This is a great recipe to make ahead during a busy season like this. You can throw it in the oven any night after you have prepared it. It will stay well in frig until you decide to bake it
Dec 9, 2013 - Bobby Webb shared this recipe with discussion group: "EVERYTHING MEXICAN"
Cynthia Martinez Devinesalvage
Jul 11, 2013
Linda it truly is very good. I came up with this one while living in TN. I got to reading a mac n cheese recipe by Lynn one day and this is what happened. lol I love inspiration from my girls
Linda Dalton Stripey
Jul 10, 2013
Cynthia- so up my alley, I forgot about the egg on top. Have to make this soon!