Salsa Mac & Cheese

Salsa Mac & Cheese Recipe

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Debra Schweikert


I love macaroni and cheese and this is a tasty (and quick) variation.


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20 Min
15 Min
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  • 2 c
  • 4 Tbsp
    butter or margarine
  • 1/4 c
    all purpose flour
  • 2 c
    chunky-style salsa
  • 1 1/2 tsp
  • 3 c
    mexican cheese blend, shredded
  • 1 lb
    pasta (elbow macaroni, corkscrew or rotini) cooked, drained and warm
  • 1/4 c
    cilantro, fresh, chopped

How to Make Salsa Mac & Cheese


  1. Warm milk (skim, 2%, or whole) in small saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Melt butter in medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in flour and whisk 2 minutes until mixture becomes golden.
  3. Add warmed milk; continue to whisk until mixture thickens and comes to a full boil. Stir in salsa and salt; remove from heat.
  4. Stir in cheese until melted; pour sauce over the pasta and spoon into serving dish. Sprinkle with cilantro and serve.

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About Salsa Mac & Cheese

Course/Dish: Pasta
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Mexican
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids
Hashtags: #cheese, #macaroni

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