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Mac and Queso
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Mac and Queso

Add a Mexican twist to the traditional mac and cheese by including vibrant flavor and color with Perfect Pinch® Mexican Seasoning, tomatoes, and green chilies. This queso mac and cheese recipe is the perfect option for game day parties, potlucks, weekend gatherings, and more. 
  • 15m

    prep time

  • 45m

    Cook Time

  • 317

    Calories

  • 9

    Ingredients

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Ingredients

10

(1 cup)

Servings

  • 2 cups (8 ounces) elbow macaroni
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 egg
  • 6 teaspoons McCormick® Perfect Pinch® Mexican Seasoning, divided
  • 12 ounces process cheese product, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Mexican cheese blend, divided
  • 2 cups grape tomatoes, quartered Substitutions available
    • cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 2 cans (4 1/2 ounces each) chopped green chiles
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onion, green part only

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 350°F. Cook macaroni in large saucepan as directed on package for al dente pasta. Rinse under cold water; drain well.

  • Mix milk, egg and 5 teaspoons of the Seasoning in large bowl with wire whisk until blended. Add process cheese product and 1 cup of the shredded cheese; mix well. Stir in cooked macaroni, tomatoes and green chiles. Pour into buttered or greased 13x9-inch baking dish.

  • Bake 15 minutes. Remove from oven. Carefully stir until well blended. Sprinkle with remaining 1 cup shredded cheese, 1 teaspoon Seasoning and green onion. Bake 20 minutes longer or until bubbly and lightly browned on top. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

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