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Cheesy Salsa Sauce

Cheesy Salsa Sauce
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 15 min
  • Ingredients 4
  • Servings 4
This cheesy salsa sauce made using tomatoes is a perfect Mexican accompaniment with cooked pasta.
Updated February 3, 2012

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

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.

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/2 Cup
Calories
290
Calories from Fat
180
Total Fat
20g
31%
Saturated Fat
13g
65%
Cholesterol
65mg
22%
Sodium
1170mg
49%
Total Carbohydrate
11g
4%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
10g
Protein
17g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
44%
44%
Vitamin C
8%
8%
Calcium
40%
40%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 2 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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