Easy Cheesy Southwest Mac & Cheese

Serving size:
10

Already a kid-favorite, why not dig into some Mac & Cheese with a little versatility? Customize with shredded chicken, diced ham or sprinkle with bread crumbs for a delicious southwest twist to a classic dish.


Read more about this recipe at the Nestlé Kitchens blog.

Prep Time
30
min
Cook Time
15
min
Total
45
min

What’s in this recipe?

Ingredients

1 package (40 ounces)Family Size Macaroni & Cheese

1 cup shredded chicken breast or turkey breast meat

1 can (4 ounces)diced green chiles

3 tablespoons seasoned bread crumbs

Instructions

PREHEAT oven to 375° F.

PREPARE macaroni & cheese according to microwave package directions, cooking a total of 10 minutes (it will not be completely warm).

SPOON macaroni & cheese into large bowl; stir in chicken and chiles. Spoon mixture into ten 6-ounce ramekins. Place on baking sheet. Sprinkle bread crumbs evenly over each ramekin.

BAKE for 20 to 25 minutes or until crumbs are toasted and cheese is bubbling.

Customize it! Divide macaroni & cheese between different bowls; stir different ingredients (like tuna, diced ham, green beans or roasted red pepper) into each bowl.