Cheesy Salsa Sauce

This cheesy salsa sauce made using tomatoes is a perfect Mexican accompaniment with cooked pasta.

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  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 15 min
  • ingredients 4
  • servings 4
 

Ingredients

12
oz. mild Mexican pasteurized prepared cheese product, cubed (2 cups)
2
tablespoons milk
1
cup chopped Italian plum tomatoes
1/4
cup chopped fresh cilantro

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 In medium nonstick saucepan, combine cheese and milk; cook over low heat until cheese is melted and smooth, stirring occasionally.
  • 2 Stir in tomatoes; cook 2 to 3 minutes or until thoroughly heated, stirring frequently. Stir in cilantro. Serve over hot cooked pasta.
  • 1 In medium nonstick saucepan, combine cheese and milk; cook over low heat until cheese is melted and smooth, stirring occasionally.
  • 2 Stir in tomatoes; cook 2 to 3 minutes or until thoroughly heated, stirring frequently. Stir in cilantro. Serve over hot cooked pasta.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

To spice up this sauce a bit more, use hot Mexican pasteurized prepared cheese product.

Not a fan of cilantro? Try a combination of chopped fresh parsley and oregano.

Taco- and nacho-munching kids will love this cheesy sauce over their favorite pasta; try small shells, elbow macaroni, and fun themed shapes.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1/2 Cup
Calories
290
(
Calories from Fat
180),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
20g
20%
(Saturated Fat
13g,
13%
),
Cholesterol
65mg
65%;
Sodium
1170mg
1170%;
Total Carbohydrate
11g
11%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
10g
10%
),
Protein
17g
17%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
44%;
Vitamin C
8%;
Calcium
40%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 2 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.