Friday, January 22, 2010

Chile Ranch Mac and Cheese

Ok, another creation of mine. I worked on this one tonight because I have been craving mac and cheese for about 2 weeks. Jeff has been putting it off for a bit because mac and cheese isnt his favorite, but I finally just decided to make it. So here it is, a twist on Mac and Cheese, that I think its pretty darn good. I added mild green chiles and some ranch seasoning and 3 kinds of cheese. Hope you enjoy!

Chile Ranch Mac and Cheese

1 lb pasta of your choice (I used whole wheat penne)
1 can evaporated milk
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp flour
1 c monterey jack cheese
1/2 c cheddar cheese
3 oz cream cheese
2 tbsp salsa
1 4 oz can of mild green chiles
1 tsp ranch seasoning

Cook pasta according to pkg directions to just under "al dente." While pasta is cooking, melt butter in small saucepan, and then add flour and whisk to create roux. Add evaporated milk, and whisk til smooth, then add cheeses and whisk til smooth again (you might want to add cream cheese first so it has time to melt down). Add salsa and chiles and ranch seasoning. Stir to combine. Drain pasta, and pour sauce over top, stir to combine til pasta is well coated, and then bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees.

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