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Chipotle Mac and Cheese

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  • 20 min prep time
  • 30 min total time
  • 10 ingredients
  • 12 servings
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Bake this cheesy casserole made using macaroni and tortilla chips - side dish that’s ready in 30 minutes.

Ingredients

1
box (1 lb) elbow macaroni
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
4
cups milk
4
cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (16 oz)
1
teaspoon salt
1
chipotle chile in adobo sauce, finely chopped (from 7-oz can)
2
teaspoons adobo sauce (from can of chipotle chiles)
1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1
1/2 cups fire-roasted chipotle tortilla chips, crushed (30 chips)

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. Cook and drain macaroni as directed on package, using minimum cook time.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in Dutch oven, melt butter over low heat; stir in flour with whisk until blended. Cook and stir 1 minute. Gradually stir in milk with whisk; cook over medium heat 5 to 8 minutes, stirring constantly, until thickened. Remove from heat. Add 3 cups of the cheese and the salt; stir until smooth.
  • 3 Stir cooked macaroni into cheese sauce. Stir in chipotle chile, adobo sauce and cilantro. Spoon mixture into baking dish. Sprinkle with chips and remaining 1 cup cheese.
  • 4 Bake uncovered 5 to 10 minutes or until bubbly and cheese is melted.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. Cook and drain macaroni as directed on package, using minimum cook time.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in Dutch oven, melt butter over low heat; stir in flour with whisk until blended. Cook and stir 1 minute. Gradually stir in milk with whisk; cook over medium heat 5 to 8 minutes, stirring constantly, until thickened. Remove from heat. Add 3 cups of the cheese and the salt; stir until smooth.
  • 3 Stir cooked macaroni into cheese sauce. Stir in chipotle chile, adobo sauce and cilantro. Spoon mixture into baking dish. Sprinkle with chips and remaining 1 cup cheese.
  • 4 Bake uncovered 5 to 10 minutes or until bubbly and cheese is melted.

Expert Tips

The fire-roasted tortilla chip topping makes this mac ’n cheese unique and gives it a crunch.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
426
% Daily Value
Total Fat
22g
0%
Saturated Fat
12g
0%
Sodium
552mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
39g
0%
Dietary Fiber
2g
0%
Protein
17g
17%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 1 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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