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Southwest Mac and Cheese

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  • 20 min prep time
  • 20 min total time
  • 7 ingredients
  • 4 servings
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With the easy addition of corn and salsa, Betty Crocker® mac & cheese becomes a southwestern treat!

Ingredients

1
box (7 oz) Betty Crocker™ mac & cheese original
Margarine and milk called for on mac & cheese box
1
can (11 oz) Green Giant™ SteamCrisp® Mexicorn® whole kernel corn with red and green peppers, drained
1/2
cup Old El Paso™ Thick 'n Chunky salsa
1
teaspoon chili powder
1
tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
1/2
cup corn chips, coarsely crushed, if desired

Steps

  • 1 Make mac & cheese as directed on box.
  • 2 Stir in corn, salsa and chili powder. Cook about 1 minute or until hot.
  • 3 Sprinkle with cilantro. Top with corn chips.
  • 1 Make mac & cheese as directed on box.
  • 2 Stir in corn, salsa and chili powder. Cook about 1 minute or until hot.
  • 3 Sprinkle with cilantro. Top with corn chips.

Expert Tips

1 1/2 cups Green Giant® Niblets® frozen corn, cooked, drained, can be substituted for the Mexicorn® corn.

Bump up the flavor with the addition of chopped green or jalapeño chiles.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
370
Calories from Fat
120
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
20%
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
12%
Trans Fat
2g
2%
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
710mg
30%
Total Carbohydrate
54g
18%
Dietary Fiber
3g
14%
Sugars
3g
3%
Protein
8g
8%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
6%
6%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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