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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.
15m
PREP TIME
45m
COOK TIME
467
CALORIES
12
INGREDIENTS

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Ingredients 10 Servings

  • 1 pound pasta, such as medium shells or penne
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon McCormick Gourmet™ Southwest Seasoning
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons McCormick Gourmet™ Organic Ground Mustard
  • 5 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 can (4 1/2 ounces) chopped green chiles
  • 1 1/2 cups panko bread crumbs

INSTRUCTIONS

  • 1 Preheat oven to 350°F. Cook pasta in large saucepan as directed on package for al dente pasta. Rinse under cold water; drain well
  • 2 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
  • 3 Bake 30 minutes or until bubbly and golden brown on top. Let stand 5 minutes before serving

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