A Simple Tex-Mex Twist on Mac and Cheese

A Simple Tex-Mex Twist on Mac and Cheese

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Sheela Prakash
Jan 20, 2017
(Image credit: Lauren Volo)

Craving a little Tex-Mex flair? Make up some mac and cheese and get your fix with the help of a single condiment that's most likely already hiding in your refrigerator. Maybe it only comes out when the chips do, but it's about time you take out the salsa and add it to instant macaroni and cheese.

(Image credit: Lauren Volo)

Why You Should Add Salsa to Your Boxed Mac and Cheese

Salsa is guaranteed to make a bowl of mac and cheese a whole lot more interesting. It's got enough flavor from the tomatoes, onions, chiles, and cilantro to quickly kick up the creamy pasta with just a spoonful or two. Dollop it, drizzle it, or just stir it right in for Tex-Mex flair without the trip to your favorite local restaurant.

How to Make Tex-Mex Mac and Cheese

Prepare your favorite boxed macaroni and cheese. Once it's ready to enjoy, stir a few big spoonfuls of your favorite jarred tomato salsa into the pot. Spoon the mix into bowls and dip in, or gild the lily by sprinkling each bowl with shredded yellow cheddar cheese.

Upgrade Mac & Cheese

A box of instant macaroni and cheese is a blank slate for a quick and easy, but more importantly, family-friendly lunch or dinner. With the help of well-loved pantry staples, you can whip up some cheesy mac that's bigger in flavor, texture, and satisfaction. This series gives you the inspiration to dig through your kitchen and discover single ingredients that will transform your bowl.

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