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 - Classic mac and cheese with a Tex Mex twist! Spice levels can be controlled by using medium or hot salsa, which is a great compliment to the cheesy, creamy sauce.

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.

Salsa Macaroni & Cheese - Classic mac and cheese with a Tex Mex twist! Spice levels can be controlled by using medium or hot salsa, which is a great compliment to the cheesy, creamy sauce.

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

You might also like Mom’s Macaroni.

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

Salsa Macaroni & Cheese - Classic mac and cheese with a Tex Mex twist! Spice levels can be controlled by using medium or hot salsa, which is a great compliment to the cheesy, creamy sauce.

Salsa Macaroni & Cheese

Salsa Macaroni & Cheese

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Classic mac and cheese with a Tex Mex twist! Spice levels can be controlled by using medium or hot salsa, which is a great compliment to the cheesy, creamy sauce.

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

Instructions

  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.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1 bowl
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 703Total Fat: 20.1gSaturated Fat: 10.9gTrans Fat: 0.4gUnsaturated Fat: 6.7gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 606.4mgCarbohydrates: 100.8gFiber: 4.5gSugar: 8.5gProtein: 28g

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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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