Add some spice to everyone’s favorite comfort food. This mac & cheese has a Southwestern accent from the Monterey Jack cheese, green chiles and Southwest Seasoning.
Preheat oven to 350°F. Cook pasta in large saucepan as directed on package for al dente pasta. Rinse under cold water; drain well
Melt butter in same saucepan on medium heat. Sprinkle with flour and spices. Cook and stir 2 minute or until well blended. Gradually stir in milk until smooth. Stirring constantly, cook 3 minutes or until sauce starts to thicken. Stir in cheeses until melted and smooth. Remove from heat. Add pasta, tomatoes and chiles; toss gently to coat. Pour into greased 13x9-inch baking dish. Sprinkle panko evenly over top
Bake 30 minutes or until bubbly and golden brown on top. Let stand 5 minutes before serving
Substitution Tip: If Southwest Seasoning is unavailable, substitute 1 tablespoon McCormick® Gourmet Chili Powder, 1 teaspoon McCormick® Gourmet Sicilian Sea Salt, 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Gourmet Chipotle Chile Pepper and 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Gourmet Garlic Powder.