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South-of-the-Border Mac and Cheese

Rated as 4.44 out of 5 Stars

"Mac and cheese with a little bit of spice."
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2 h 25 m servings 675
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook the rotini at a boil until tender yet firm to the bite, about 8 minutes; drain.
  2. Combine the rotini pasta, evaporated milk, American cheese, Cheddar cheese, canned green chiles, and chili powder in a slow cooker.
  3. Cook on High, stirring twice, for 2 hours.
  4. Stir tomatoes and green onions through the pasta mixture.
  5. Continue cooking until the tomatoes are hot, 5 to 10 minutes.


  • Partner tip: Try using a Reynolds® slow cooker liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 675 calories; 35.5 55.9 34.2 110 1472 Full nutrition

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I cook for a tiny 91 year old woman who loves spicy dishes, as well as mac and cheese. I read the first review and doubled the sharp cheese (extra sharp) and, rather than American cheese, I add...

I doubled this recipe. I did throw in double the amount of sharp cheddar cheese (16 ounces for a doubled recipe). Other than that, I made no other changes. The macaroni and cheese was VERY cream...

This is the first time I've ever made mac and cheese in a crock-pot and with summer temperatures soaring outside, this was a great way to cook it and not heat the house up with the oven. I did d...

This is delicious and I just love that it makes a creamy mac and cheese without all of the processed like in the boxes. I also doubled the cheddar as per others recommendations and added a can ...

My kids flipped out over this recipe!! I did double it and add cans of diced tomatoes with green chilies instead of fresh toms and a can of corn. Used Pepper Jack and sharp cheddar and it was so...

I used 12 oz. sharp cheddar cheese, and threw in a can of rotal (undrained) in place of the tomatoes and green chilis at the beginning of the cooking process. I also used whole wheat pasta. I ...

This was my first time making mac n' cheese in the crockpot, and I loved it. The cooking time was perfect in my older crockpot as it doesn't get as hot as the newer models. I had 6 young adult...

Great dish for large gatherings, I tripled the recipe and it filled up the slow cooker nicely.

I usually try to make a recipe as written the first time but used cream cheese instead of chunk American and put in Rotel instead of chilies and tomatoes. The cook time for my particular crockp...