For a little more heat, follow the recipe for Creamy Macaroni & Cheese replacing the cheddar with pepper jack cheese.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Follow basic recipe for Creamy Macaroni and Cheese, but use pepper Jack cheese, not cheddar.

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  • Heat a 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Cook ground beef, seasoning lightly with salt and pepper, until most of the liquid evaporates, about 5 minutes. Stir in chili powder, salsa and chilies; simmer, 2 to 3 minutes. Add cilantro, then stir mixture into macaroni. Serve hot.

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Nutrition Facts

75 calories; 7.4 g protein; 2.3 g carbohydrates; 22.9 mg cholesterol; 305.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
10/14/2006
I used Kraft Deluxe Family size macaroni and cheese then Ortega salsa ground turkey and everything else except the cilantro. This meal describes comfort food. Oooh yummmy! I made it for lunch for my family on a Saturday afternoon. You gotta try it...you'll love it! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
09/15/2007
My family did not care for this. It was too thick too heavy and not appealing to look at. Sorry! Read More
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72 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 32
  • 4 star values: 25
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
10/14/2006
I used Kraft Deluxe Family size macaroni and cheese then Ortega salsa ground turkey and everything else except the cilantro. This meal describes comfort food. Oooh yummmy! I made it for lunch for my family on a Saturday afternoon. You gotta try it...you'll love it! Read More
(39)
Rating: 5 stars
10/14/2006
I used Kraft Deluxe Family size macaroni and cheese then Ortega salsa ground turkey and everything else except the cilantro. This meal describes comfort food. Oooh yummmy! I made it for lunch for my family on a Saturday afternoon. You gotta try it...you'll love it! Read More
(39)
Rating: 5 stars
08/07/2007
Excellent tasting and easy to make. I added 1/2 cup of onion to my hamburger which to me gives it more flavor. But this one is a great recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2006
I omitted the salsa and cilantro and used half sharp cheddar half mont. jack. I also only used 1 1/2 cans of evaporated milk. The sauce is wonderfully rich and creamy- almost too creamy to eat very much. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/11/2007
I have to say I thought it was going to turn out bad but boy was I wrong! It was so good! Loved it! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/24/2006
Nice recipe. The beef portion of the recipe evens out the rich creaminess of the macaroni and cheese recipe. It's still a pretty 'heavy' dish or I would give it 5 stars. Very yummy will definitely make again. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
09/14/2007
My family did not care for this. It was too thick too heavy and not appealing to look at. Sorry! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2009
This is a great recipe. A bit too spicy for me but all in all very flavorful. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2008
We loved this!! I halved the recipe (but ended up using the whole box of pasta because the cheese sauce made so much) used 3/4 of salsa and added in some leftover sliced olives. We were out of chili powder so I used cumin and garlic powder. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/11/2008
This dish was alright however I had to add some cumin to make it more Mexican tasting. Read More
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