Mexican Tomato Macaroni & Cheese

Mexican Tomato Macaroni and Cheese | Looking to put a spin on traditional homemade macaroni and cheese? Spice it up with affordable, easy-to-prepare Mexican Tomato Macaroni and Cheese.

After the Italian Tomato Macaroni & Cheese I made last spring turned out so well, I decided to tweak the recipe to create a Mexican version. The result was just as hearty and just as tasty.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups macaroni pasta (uncooked measure)
  • 4 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 can (10 oz.) diced tomatoes and green chilies
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 teaspoons taco seasoning
  • 1 1/2 cups milk

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350°F. Cook macaroni according to package instructions, drain, and return to the pot in which it was cooked. Mix together the tomatoes and green chilies and sour cream in a medium bowl, then stir the mixture into the macaroni.

Mexican tomatoes in macaroni

Place one-third of the macaroni mixture in a greased oven-safe bowl or casserole dish. Top with one-third of the shredded cheese. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of the taco seasoning on the cheese. Repeat twice, so you have a total of three macaroni-cheese layers. Place pats of butter on top of the final cheese layer. Pour the milk over the top.

Mexican Tomato Macaroni and Cheese ready for oven | Looking to put a spin on traditional homemade macaroni and cheese? Spice it up with affordable, easy-to-prepare Mexican Tomato Macaroni and Cheese.

Bake uncovered for 30-35 minutes, until it is heated through and the top layer of cheese is lightly brown and crisp. Yield: 4 servings.

Mexican Tomato Macaroni and Cheese from the oven | Looking to put a spin on traditional homemade macaroni and cheese? Spice it up with affordable, easy-to-prepare Mexican Tomato Macaroni and Cheese.

Notes

We love this macaroni and cheese variation! It is rich and filling with slightly spicy undertones. If you eat any leftovers of it, I recommend adding a splash of milk before reheating so it remains creamy.

The ingredients for the dish cost $5.60, which is $1.40 per serving (this price includes everything but the taco seasoning, which is a staple in my house). We eat it with a vegetable (usually a frozen vegetable), so this brings the cost of each serving to $1.57. It’s affordable, tasty, and easy to make. Try it tonight!

Comments

  1. I love how easy these macaroni and cheese recipes are! Can’t wait to try this one, too! (We enjoyed the Italian version!)
    I wonder how this would taste with some pepper jack cheese mixed in with the cheddar?

    • They are easy! In fact, I often choose to make them on nights when we’re busy.
      I think pepper jack cheese mixed with the cheddar would give it an extra bit of flavor. Let us know how it comes out.

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