Chipotle Mac and Cheese

Bake this cheesy casserole made using macaroni and tortilla chips - side dish that’s ready in 30 minutes.

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  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 30 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 12
 

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)

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  • 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.

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Expert Tips

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

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

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