Tex-Mex Macaroni and Cheese

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 2 mins

A favorite side dish at our house, this variety of an old favorite has a little bit of a bite to it.


  1. Preheat broiler and position the rack so that a 1 1/2 quart baking dish will be 4" from the heat source.
  2. Cook pasta in salted water according to pkg. directions; drain.
  3. In same pot, heat sauce with cumin, chili and garlic powders, and pepper over low heat.
  4. Stir in tomatoes and 1 cup cheese; stir until cheese has melted.
  5. Add drained pasta.
  6. Transfer to ungreased 1 1/2 quart baking or casserole dish, and sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  7. Broil until cheese is melted and lightly browned, about 2 minutes.
Most Helpful

Nice easy recipe. While the pasta was cooking I just put everything else into a large mixing bowl.. I also added extra cheese. I then added the cooked pasta and put everything into a greased casserole, added more cheese on top, and broiled it until the top was browned.

Andtototoo! October 18, 2010

this was yummy!! had a jar of alfredo sauce i was looking to do something different with and this was great! nice change for mexican food without having to do rice/beans. i did up the amounts of spices and used a can of extra hot rotel tomatoes. thanks for posting, my hubby loved this so much, and he's not a big pasta fan.

KPD February 09, 2010

I attempted to make this recipe a bit healthier by using Ww Vegetable With Alfredo Sauce and whole wheat macaroni. With some baked tortilla chips as encouragement, Dh ate 2 servings without noticing this was anything but ordinary mac n' cheese. A very enticing recipe, tinajoebob.

sugarpea February 17, 2008