Can you believe that this Southwest Mac and Cheese is only the second savory dish on my blog? I would like to be able to post more of these but I keep getting pulled towards sweets!
I found this recipe on the Life Made Delicious website while I was looking for something to make my kiddies for lunch. They were out playing in the freshly fallen snow so I knew I wanted something warm for them when they came in. To my surprise they loved this dish even though my kids aren’t the biggest fans of peppers. They gobbled this dish up without even batting an eye at the peppers. A keeper recipe for sure!
This Southwest Mac and Cheese only takes one pot to make it in and you’ll have your meal on the table in under a half hour….from start to finish! In my house that makes it the perfect meal after a busy day at work, school, activities and chores. You can add whatever veggies you have on hand, or what your kids like, but in keeping with the Southwest flavor I added peppers, salsa, corn, taco seasoning and cheese. I also like how the pasta was cooked with all the ingredients so it was able to absorb all the great flavors!
Since the snow has started to fall in my area I’ve been drawn to comfort foods such as soups, chilis, casseroles, and warm desserts. On the weekends my husband has been busy filling our freezer with dishes that are easy to pull out and warm up quickly after coming in from the cold or a busy day at work. This Southwest Mac and Cheese, on the other hand, is one dish that’s really quick to whip up so I know we’ll be making it a lot more this winter!
Recipe adapted from Life Made Delicious
If you need more comfort food ideas, I’ve got you covered!
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