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Mexican Mac and Cheese

Makes: 12 servings
Prep 20 mins Bake 350°F 35 mins Stand 10 mins
Mexican Mac and Cheese
Ingredients
  • 12  ounces  dried mostaccioli or rigatoni pasta (3 cups)
  • 1  pound  bulk pork sausage
  • 1  cup  chopped onion
  • 1 16  ounce jar  green medium-hot salsa
  • 2 8  ounce package  shredded Monterey Jack cheese (4 cups)
  •  Tomato wedges, sliced jalapeno peppers, and chopped fresh cilantro
  •  Salsa (optional)
Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease 3-quart rectangular baking dish; set aside. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain; set aside.

2. Meanwhile, in large skillet cook sausage and onion until meat is browned and onion is tender. Drain fat, Return sausage and onion to skillet. Stir in green salsa.

3. In prepared baking dish layer half of the cooked pasta, half the sausage mixture, and half the cheese. Repeat layers. Bake, uncovered, for 35 minutes or until bubbly. Let stand 10 minutes. Top with tomato, jalapeno, and cilantro. If desired, serve with additional salsa. Makes 12 servings.

Nutrition Facts (Mexican Mac and Cheese)
  • Servings Per Recipe 12,
  • cal. (kcal) 378,
  • Fat, total (g) 22,
  • chol. (mg) 61,
  • sat. fat (g) 11,
  • carb. (g) 25,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 8,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 2,
  • Trans fatty acid (g) 0,
  • fiber (g) 1,
  • sugar (g) 4,
  • pro. (g) 19,
  • vit. A (IU) 389,
  • vit. C (mg) 4,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 3,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 73,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 1,
  • sodium (mg) 474,
  • Potassium (mg) 168,
  • calcium (mg) 303,
  • iron (mg) 2,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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