Adding chipotle chiles to this macaroni and cheese dish really adds a nice spicy, smoky kick.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 2-quart casserole dish.

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook elbow macaroni in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, 8 minutes. Drain.

  • Stir soup, evaporated milk, Colby cheese, and chipotle chile into the cooked pasta until well combined. Spoon mixture into the prepared casserole dish.

  • Stir together panko bread crumbs and olive oil in a small bowl. Sprinkle bread crumb mixture over the top of casserole.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until the top is browned and the casserole is bubbling, 25 to 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

757.9 calories; 34.7 g protein; 74.1 g carbohydrates; 100.3 mg cholesterol; 964.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2013
Soooo yummy! I couldn't resist adding some green onion and bacon. I'm not sure it would have fit in my 2 qt casserole pan...I just baked it in the 5 qt pot that I boiled the pasta in. Next time I will add more chipotle since we like things spicy. A great recipe to tweak and play around with! Thank you! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/20/2015
It's good. Not particularly mind-blowing just alright. Read More
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50 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 39
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2013
Soooo yummy! I couldn't resist adding some green onion and bacon. I'm not sure it would have fit in my 2 qt casserole pan...I just baked it in the 5 qt pot that I boiled the pasta in. Next time I will add more chipotle since we like things spicy. A great recipe to tweak and play around with! Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2013
Soooo yummy! I couldn't resist adding some green onion and bacon. I'm not sure it would have fit in my 2 qt casserole pan...I just baked it in the 5 qt pot that I boiled the pasta in. Next time I will add more chipotle since we like things spicy. A great recipe to tweak and play around with! Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2014
Really good mac and cheese!I doubled the chipotle peppers and added bacon and some spices. Everyone loved it...I will definitely make this again. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2015
Very easy and quick to make and with the Chipotle peppers it's not bland at all. The second time I made it I just doubled everything but the macaroni because it wasn't cheesy enough half mild cheddar half jack/colby then I had to put some in a second dish. So delicious we love it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/26/2015
As I was saying before I did not have the cheese soup so I used shredded Parmesan and cheddar in the sauce with whole milk. All I can say is this recipe is better than I have ever made before. The chipotle will be doubled the next time. I was cautious because my husband cannot tolerate spice like I can. Delicious!!!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/16/2017
I made it exactly how the recipe calls and it is excellent!! No need to change a thing! I’ve made it for many guests and family members and everyone loves it! It’s restaurant quality! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/06/2017
outstanding recipe after I made I put some in an egg roll wrapper and deep fried it for a few minutes again outstanding Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/31/2016
This is a good recipe I really don't like changing recipe too much but I had to change this a little bit first I added a whole onions chopped finely and I did not add the whole container of chipotle next time I will I also made two boxes of the elbow because I wanted to have left overs. I added a little bit of flour to pan to create a rue I added heavy milk and two cans of condensed milk I added 2 cups of velveeta cheese 2 cups of mozzarella cheese and 4 cups of cheddar cheese it came out very southern which is the taste I was going for my husband loved it and next time I make it I will add more chipotle to it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/18/2018
This is the best mac and cheese ever. I initially thought you add a " can" of chili's then after adding 3 I saw my mistake. It was great anyway! I got lavished with compliments all night. I will definitely be making this over and over again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2018
Cut the Macaroni. Maybe only use half of the macaroni. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/20/2015
It's good. Not particularly mind-blowing just alright. Read More
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