Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 20 mins

From Taste of Home's Healthy Cooking Magazine. Naomi Reed of McMinnville Oregon wrote, "I gave mac and cheese a twist by adding some favorite ingredients. My family absolutely loves this side dish."

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute pepper and onions in oil until tender. Stir in the flour, chili powder, cumin, salt, and chipotle pepper until blended. Gradually stir in milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in 1/4 cup cheese until melted.
  3. Drain pasta; toss with sauce. Stir in bacon and cilantro. Transfer to a 2 quart baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until bubbly.


Most Helpful

You gave us your best recipe? I hope your pension is sacrosanct. Delicious. Made for PRMR.

gailanng October 31, 2011

Really great twist on mac & cheese! The flavors were great and the nice little kick from the chipotle was great. Thanks for sharing!

Starrynews December 19, 2009

This had a deliciously smokey taste, even though I used a bacon substitute (because we are vegetarians). I used 1% milk and lowfat cheddar. I had some leftover cherry tomatoes, so I added them. The chipotle in adobo and cheddar cheese matched one another very well. At first I thought it was going to turn out too saucy but that was not the case. I added 2 teaspoons chipotle instead of just one. Thanks very much we really enjoyed this.

Kumquat the Cat's friend October 23, 2009

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