Does your family like Mexican food? What about Mac-n-cheese? On our table last week we had this Taco Maç-n-cheese with Jalapeno Hush-puppies on the side! Want the recipe? Good! I am going to share it with you! Sometimes you just have to play in the kitchen, and often if you combine flavors you like ~ you often can come up with some amazing treats! This, while it is currently Summer, would be an amazing thing to serve in the Autumn/Winter months because anything with mac-n-cheese is like the ultimate comfort food!
1 # of ground turkey (or meat of your choice)
1/2 a 8oz block of Cream Cheese
1 packet of Taco seasoning
1 can of Rotel
3/4 cup of green salsa (Salsa verde)
1 box of rotini cooked to aldente
1/4 of a 2#block of Velveeta chopped into cubes
3/4 cup of milk
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 bunch of green onions chopped
Salt, pepper, chipolte chili powder (optional to taste)
In a skillet brown the ground meat. Drain if needed. Add in cream cheese, Rotel, green salsa, and taco seasoning (on mid-low) until cream cheese is blended in well. Next, add in the chopped Velveeta, and milk and allow mixture to simmer until all cheese is blended and mixture is well mixed. In a casserole dish put in cooked rotini and add in meat mixture. Mix well until all pasta is coated and well incorporated. Top with shredded cheese and green onions. Bake in a 375* oven for about 20 minutes or until cheese on top is melted and casserole is bubbly.
This was wonderful served with a side of Jalapeno hush-puppies, and iced tea! You could also serve it topped with fresh chopped tomatoes, sour cream, a spoon of guacamole, and chopped lettuce.