Spicy Skillet Mac & Cheese - Mexican Style

Spicy Skillet Mac & Cheese - Mexican Style

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You'll love this Mexican take on macaroni and cheese.

Prep time does not including boil time for noodles


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20 Min
30 Min


  • 8 oz
    macaroni noodles (or noodles of your choice)
  • ·
  • 2 Tbsp
    unsalted butter
  • 1/2 c
    onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground coriander
  • 2 Tbsp
    all purpose flour
  • 2 c
  • 1
    chipotle in adobo sauce, minced
  • 1/2 c
    sundried tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 2 1/4 c
    sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 c
    monterrey jack cheese
  • 1 1/2 c
    crushed tortilla chips
  • 1 1/3 c
    cotija cheese, freshly grated

How to Make Spicy Skillet Mac & Cheese - Mexican Style


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and add noodles. Cook according to pkg. instructions until just al dente. Remove and drain noodles - then set aside.
  2. Heat a 10-inch cast iron skillet over medium heat until hot. Add the butter, onion, garlic, cumin and coriander and cook over medium-low heat stirring frequently until the onion is softened.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Add flour to onions and stir continuously for 3 minutes. Whisk in the milk and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 2 minutes. Add the chipotle and the drained tomatoes and cool mixture slightly. Add the cheeses (cheddar and jack) and stir until melted. Stir in the noodles.
  4. In a bowl, combine crushed tortilla chips with the cotija cheese and sprinkle on top of the macaroni mixture. Bake until the dish is hot and top is golden brown, 25-30 minutes. Remove from oven and let stand 10 minutes before serving.

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About Spicy Skillet Mac & Cheese - Mexican Style

Course/Dish: Pasta Sides
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian

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