Mexican Mac and Cheese

Mexican Mac and Cheese


"I cleaned out the fridge and this is what happened! Macaroni and cheese with salsa and chiles. My son even approved and he can be hard to please!!"

Ingredients 1 h {{adjustedServings}} servings 454 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 454 kcal
  • 23%
  • Fat:
  • 18.2 g
  • 28%
  • Carbs:
  • 44.4g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 26.4 g
  • 53%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 71 mg
  • 24%
  • Sodium:
  • 1398 mg
  • 56%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a medium skillet over medium-high heat, cook beef with onion flakes until beef is browned. Drain.
  2. In a large saucepan, cook the macaroni and cheese according to package directions. Stir in the meat and onion mixture, nacho cheese dip, salsa and green chiles. Reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes, or until heated through.
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  1. 24 Ratings


Great recipe Pat! I wanted to use up the salsa and cheese dip I had left over from the weekend so I thought I'd give it a try. It was also one of the easiest dinners I've cooked in quite some time (hot dogs and fries aside). Everyone loved it and my son insists on having it again. Didn't change a thing - the recipe is fine the way it's written.


This was an awesome recipe!! I didn't have any onion flakes so I used a little onion salt and it was fine. The salsa gives it a really fresh flavor. Thanks for sharing!


Very quick and easy recipe - nothing gourmet, but very tasty too. I too was looking for a recipe for dinner that would have the things I had in the house already (its getting cold in the Midwest and I was not in a mood to shop), and this fit the bill perfectly. The only change I made was not to ad the green chilies - only because my salsa and Nacho cheese dip were spicy enough (and I didn't have them in the house.) Will definitely make again......... Thanks Pat for the recipe!