Mac 'n cheese Southwestern Style
Looks pretty on the holiday buffet table too!
Try it for a Halloween party.
Wisconsin cheese marketing recipe.
8 ozpkg. uncooked dried rotini or fusili pasta or your favorite
8 ozpkg. american cheese slices
2/3 cthick and chunky salsa
15 ozcan black beans, rinsed, well drained
1 cshredded pepper jack cheese
2/3 cchopped ripe tomato
3 Tbspsliced green onion
·chopped fresh cilantro, if desired
How to Make Mac 'n cheese Southwestern Style
- Heat oven to 350^.Cook pasta according to package directions, drain. Place cooked pasta into lightly greased 1 1/2 - quart casserole dish; set aside.
- Combine American cheese slices and milk in 2-quart saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until cheese is melted about 5-8 minutes. Stir in salsa. Pour cheese mixture over pasta; stir to combine.
- Top with black beans and pepper jack cheese. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until bubbly around edges and cheese is melted.(cover with foil if cheese is browning too quickly)
- Just before serving, garnish with chopped tomatoes, green onions and cilantro.