Southwestern Mac & Cheese

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.

Serves: 10
15 mins Prep time 45 mins Cook time
15 mins Prep time
45 mins Cook time
  • 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

Cooking tip

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.

Nutrition information

(Amount per serving)

  • 467Calories: 467Cholesterol: 55mg
  • Sodium: 422mgProtein: 21g
  • Total Fat: 19gFiber: 3g
  • Carbohydrate: 53g