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Green Chili Macaroni and Cheese – Healthyish Foods

Green Chili Macaroni and Cheese

This green chili macaroni and cheese is easy to make and absolutely delicious. Perfect for nights when you want to add a little spice to your dinner menu.
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Ingredients

  • 8-10 ounces pasta, cooked al dente
  • 4 tablespoons salted butter
  • 2 tablespoons ap flour, all purpose
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • ½ cup chicken broth, or bone broth
  • 6 ounces Velveeta cheese , cubed
  • ½ cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 4 ounces green chilis, diced
  • ¼ teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon salt, to taste
  • ½ cup reserved pasta water

Equipment

  • 1 pasta pot
  • 1 saucepan
  • 1 colander

Instructions 

  • Boil a pot of water and cook the pasta al dente.
  • Be sure to reserve about ½ cup of pasta water to thin out the cheese sauce if it gets too tight.
  • Drain the remaining water and set the pasta aside.
  • Add butter and flour to a saucepan over medium high heat.
  • Once it begins to bubble and forms a roux, reduce the heat to medium low and slowly add the chicken broth and milk.
  • Once well combined, add the Velveeta and mozzarella cheese. Whisk until melted and well combined.
  • Next, add the green chilis and stir well. If the sauce gets too thick add some pasta water to thin it out.
  • Add the cooked pasta, season with cracked black pepper and a touch of salt to taste.
  • Serve hot with freshly minced jalapeno on top.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g, Calories: 248kcal, Carbohydrates: 13g, Protein: 12g, Fat: 17g, Saturated Fat: 10g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Trans Fat: 0.4g, Cholesterol: 51mg, Sodium: 1257mg, Potassium: 368mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 7g, Vitamin A: 964IU, Vitamin C: 11mg, Calcium: 336mg, Iron: 1mg