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Tex-Mex Mac and Cheese, Lhj

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Category: Pasta, United States

 Ingredients List

  • 1 1/2 c Elbow macaroni
  • 2 ts Vegetable oil
  • 1/3 c Minced red onion
  • 1/3 c Finely chopped red pepper
  • 1/2 ts Cumin
  • 1 tb Butter or margarine
  • 1/4 c All-purpose flour
  • 3 c Skim milk
  • 1 ts Salt
  • 1/4 ts Freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 ts Hot pepper sauce
  • 1/2 c Shredded sharp cheddar
  • -cheese
  • 4 1/2 oz Chopped green chilies;
  • -canned
  • 1/4 c Plain dry bread crumbs
  • 2 tb Chopped fresh parsley
  • Vegetable cooking spray


1. Heat oven to 375°F. Cook macaroni according to package directions until
barely tender; rinse and drain.

2. Meanwhile, heat oil in small nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add
onion and cook until softened, 3 to 4 minutes. Add red pepper and cumin;
cook 2 minutes more. Set aside.

3. Melt butter in large saucepan over medium heat. Add flour and cook,
stirring, 1 minute. Remove from heat. Gradually whisk in milk, salt, pepper
and pepper sauce. Bring to boil over high heat, whisking frequently; reduce
heat and simmer 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in cheese, chopped
chilies and onion mixture. Stir in macaroni. Spoon into shallow 2-quart
baking dish.

4. Combine bread crumbs and parsley in small bowl; sprinkle over top of
macaroni mixture. Lightly spray top with cooking spray. Bake 20 minutes
until golden.

Prep time: 35 minutes Baking time: 20 minutes

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