Spicy Southwest Macaroni and Cheese
Recipe type: Entree
  • 1 sweet onion, caramelized
  • 2 fresh jalapeno peppers, roasted
  • 1 orange bell pepper, roasted
  • 1 small can diced Hatch green chiles
  • 1 can pinto beans, rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne
  • pinch sea salt
  • 4 servings corn pasta (macaroni shape)
  1. Cook pasta according to directions. Meanwhile, roast the peppers (I did this in the oven) and
  2. caramelize the onion.
  3. Add the roasted peppers, green chiles, beans and spices to the caramelized onion. Drain cooked pasta and add that also, combine.
  4. I served the pasta like this, then poured the cheese sauce over the top. With the leftovers, I combined the pasta and the cheese sauce like a traditional mac and cheese. Keeps in fridge several days (most of ours was gone within two).
Recipe by spabettie at https://www.spabettie.com/spicy-southwest-macaroni-and-cheese/