Southwestern Pasta & Cheese

Southwestern Pasta & Cheese created by gailanng

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."

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  • Cook pasta according to package directions.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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"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.""

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  1. gailanng
    You gave us your best recipe? I hope your pension is sacrosanct. Delicious. Made for PRMR.
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    Southwestern Pasta & Cheese Created by gailanng
  3. Starrynews
    Really great twist on mac & cheese! The flavors were great and the nice little kick from the chipotle was great. Thanks for sharing!
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