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Chipotle Mac and Cheese

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Chipotle Mac and Cheese
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Ingredients 10
  • Servings 12
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Bake this cheesy casserole made using macaroni and tortilla chips - side dish that’s ready in 30 minutes.
Updated Sep 27, 2013

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.

Tips from the Pillsbury Kitchens

  • tip 1
    The fire-roasted tortilla chip topping makes this mac ’n cheese unique and gives it a crunch.

Nutrition Information

426 Calories, 22g Total Fat, 17g Protein, 39g Total Carbohydrate

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
426
Total Fat
22g
0%
Saturated Fat
12g
0%
Sodium
552mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
39g
0%
Dietary Fiber
2g
0%
Protein
17g
% 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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