Southern Mexican Mac N Cheese Casserole

Recipe Rating:
 4 Ratings
Serves: about 6-8
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Cooking Method: Stove Top


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

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Cynthia Martinez Recipe
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Geneva, AL (pop. 4,452)
Member Since Sep 2011
Cynthia's notes for this recipe:
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
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The fiesta-infused chicken mix makes this already delicious mac & cheese even more flavorful. Terrific creativity... and terrific recipe!


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

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user Lynn Socko lynnsocko - May 30, 2012
this is just awesome, can't wait to make it. LOVE, love love all the ingredients. You did good!!!
user Diane Hopson Smith DeeDee2011 - May 30, 2012
Awesome recipe!!!
user Bob Wakeman Bigcatfish - May 30, 2012
This is a real man pleaser. Thank you.
user Cynthia Martinez Devinesalvage - May 31, 2012
Yes Bob this is a man pleaser. Most meals I make are and I do do a cake a week for him too.
user Bob Wakeman Bigcatfish - May 31, 2012
Cynthia This may sound funny. I see you live in Geneva AL. I was born in Geneva ILL. little world...

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