Casseroles

Salsa Macaroni & Cheese

I love macaroni & cheese, but have you ever tried it with salsa? OMG. I know some people like to add ketchup to their mac and cheese (not me though!) so it’s not really that much of a stretch to add a little salsa to your favourite recipe. This Salsa Macaroni & Cheese is made from scratch and is one of the most delicious mac and cheese recipes ever, in my humble opinion. It’s cheesy, creamy with a little bit of a kick. Everyone who tried it raved about it.

I also included some chopped green pepper to give it a little colour and crunch. If you aren’t a fan, just leave it out and it won’t make much of a difference.

Salsa Macaroni & Cheese - Creamy, cheesy with a bit of a kick! This recipe will easily become a family favourite. 

Yield: 6

Salsa Macaroni & Cheese

Creamy, cheesy with a bit of a kick! This recipe will easily become a family favourite.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup green pepper, chopped
  • 6 cups macaroni, cooked

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in flour and cook for one minute. Gradually add in milk. Stir in salsa and salt. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly for 1 minute. Remove from heat.
  3. Stir in 1 3/4 cup cheese and green pepper. Add macaroni and stir to combine.
  4. Pour mixture into a greased 9×13 casserole dish. Top with remaining cheese.
  5. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 15 minutes. Remove cover and bake for 5 minutes. Serve with more salsa, if desired.

Salsa Macaroni & Cheese - Creamy, cheesy with a bit of a kick! This recipe will easily become a family favourite. 

This recipe sure beats the boxed stuff! Once you try it, you may never want to go back. It’s really not that much more difficult to make. Just a couple extra steps and you have a delicious homemade version to serve to your family.

Ahhh comfort food. I love it especially during this time of year when the days are shorter and colder. It fills your belly and warms your soul.

I also have a recipe for Mac and Cheese Cups if you are looking for a cute and tasty appetizer recipe.

Do you like your Macaroni & Cheese with a twist or do your prefer the regular version with no extras?

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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