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South-of-the-Border Mac and Cheese

Rated as 4.42 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.

This is the first time making slow cooker mac and cheese. I'm used to making baked mac and cheese with a roux based white sauce with lots of butter. Substituted PIPE RIGATI cooked for 7 minu...