Southwest Mac & Cheese

Debbie Gurley


A rich, warm comfort food that kids and grandchildren love.


★★★★★ 1 vote

5 Min
30 Min


  • 4 c
    cooked macaroni
  • 1/2
    finely diced red onion
  • 1/2 c
    diced red bell pepper
  • 1
    finely diced jalapeno
  • 1 can(s)
    4 oz can chopped green chilies
  • 2 1/2 c
    frozen corn
  • 3 clove
    cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 c
  • 1 c
    generous cup grated pepper jack cheese (i used half pepperjack and half mexican blend)
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter or margarine
  • ·
    salt and pepper to taste

How to Make Southwest Mac & Cheese


  1. Boil pasta until al dente. In a large skillet, add olive oil and saute garlic and vegetables over medium heat for a couple of minutes. Add in canned chilies and stir around, then turn off heat. Drain pasta and add it to skillet. Pour on cream, add cheese, then add salt and pepper to taste and stir gently. Can be topped with seasoned bread crumbs.

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About Southwest Mac & Cheese

Course/Dish: Pasta Sides
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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