Mexican Mac & Cheese Recipe

Looking for an easy Mexican Mac & Cheese recipe? Learn how to make Mexican Mac & Cheese using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by amberlilyangel

Makes 4 servings



My favorite way to doctor-up boxed macaroni & cheese. Instead of using separate cans of tomatoes & green chilies, you can add 1 can of Rotel diced tomatoes & green chilies, drained. You can also add some frozen or canned corn or chopped bell peppers for more variety.

Recipe Ingredients for Mexican Mac & Cheese

6 ounces macaroni (use Annie's Shells & White Cheddar)
2 tbsp skim milk
15 ounce diced tomatoes, drained
6 ounce mild green chilies, chopped
1 tbsp chili powder
1 pound ground turkey
1/4 cup light cheddar cheese, shredded

Recipe Directions for Mexican Mac & Cheese

  1. Boil the pasta according to directions on the box.

  2. Meanwhile, in a separate skillet, brown the ground turkey until cooked through, drain.

  3. Drain the pasta when done & add the milk & reserved cheese packet, stirring to combine. Add the cooked turkey, tomatoes, chilies, chili powder & shredded cheese to the macaroni mixture.

  4. Cook & stir over low heat until hot & cheese is melted.

Categories

Beef, Pasta, Main Dish, American, Mexican, Boil, Fry, Quick

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 321.3g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
618
Calories from Fat
188
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
20.9g
32%
Saturated Fat
5.8g
29%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
123mg
41%
Sodium
234mg
10%
Potassium
1472mg
42%
Total Carbohydrates
67.1g
22%
Dietary Fiber
15.1g
60%
Sugars
21.5g
Protein
44.1g
Vitamin A 256% Vitamin C 47%
Calcium 13% Iron 39%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Low in sodium
  • High in niacin
  • High in selenium
  • Very high in vitamin A
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