Hatch Chili Macaroni and Cheese

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READY IN: 50mins
SERVES: 4-6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350F and spritz a casserole dish with cooking spray.
  • Puree the chile peppers in a food processor. (You may need to drizzle a bit of oil into the mixture to get the puree moving.).
  • Cook the macaroni according to package directions to al dente tenderness and drain very well.
  • In a medium saucepan, heat the butter over medium heat.
  • When melted, add the flour, salt, & pepper and whisk until bubbly and fully incorporated.
  • Slowly add the milk, continuing to whisk until smooth.
  • Bring the mixture to just under a simmer and begin slowly adding the cheese a handful at a time until all cheese is melted.
  • Finally, add the chile puree to the mixture.
  • Pour the cooked macaroni into the cheese sauce and stir to coat.
  • Then transfer the entire mixture to a medium baking dish.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until bubbly and lightly browned on top.
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