Brenda's Macaroni And Cheese With Chiles Recipe

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Servings: 6

Ingredients

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  • 2 c. Macaroni, medium elbow (shells work too)
  • 1/4 c. Butter, or possibly margarine
  • 3 Tbsp. Flour, or possibly masa harina **
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic pwdr (or possibly 3 cloves garlic, chopped)
  • 1/8 tsp Black pepper
  • 3 c. Lowfat milk
  • 1/4 c. Onion, grated onion (I chop)
  • 4 ounce Green chiles, minced (Or possibly fresh roasted)
  • 2 ounce Pimiento, minced (or possibly red bell pepper)
  • 3 c. Cheddar cheese*, shredded
  • 1/2 c. Crushed tortilla chips, (opt.) Paprika* Salsa* for garnish, opt.)

Directions

  1. * Original recipe calls for Jack cheese
  2. ** I keep Masa Harina in bags in freezer.
  3. Cook macaroni in boiling salted water till tender but hard and drain.
  4. Make cheese sauce (I do this part in microwave oven). Heat butter in large saucepan. Blend in flour, salt, garlic pwdr, and pepper. Cook , stirring constantly, 2 min. Slowly add in lowfat milk, stirring till smooth. Add in onion, chiles, and pimento. Cook till thickened. Stir in cheese and cook till melted.
  5. Combine macaroni and cheese sauce. Pour into 2 1/2-qt casserole. Top with tortilla crumbs and sprinkle with paprika. Bake at 350 F degrees 25 min. Serve at once.
  6. Serves 6
  7. Note: I sometimes top w/fresh salsa, or possibly any kind. Most of my other changes or possibly edits are in parentheses. This dish is good with other veges thrown in too. A good buffet dish for company. Masa Harina, if used in place of flour to thicken, gives dish a nice Mexican kind of flavor.

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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 282g
Recipe makes 6 servings
Calories 630  
Calories from Fat 312 50%
Total Fat 35.41g 44%
Saturated Fat 20.0g 80%
Trans Fat 0.01g  
Cholesterol 95mg 32%
Sodium 1114mg 46%
Potassium 413mg 12%
Total Carbs 50.89g 14%
Dietary Fiber 2.6g 9%
Sugars 8.1g 5%
Protein 26.95g 43%
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