Food For Thought – Spicy Mac and Cheese

“I often quote myself. It adds spice to my conversation.” -George Bernard Shaw

I was browsing through recipes for casserole dishes and came across a recipe for Mexican Mac and Cheese on the Better Homes and Gardens site. Since when you add salsa to anything, that automatically makes it Mexican.

I promptly changed the recipe (and the name.)

  • 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2 cups dried shell noodles
  • 1 onions, diced
  • ½ lbs ground sausage (I used faux-sausage)
  • 2 cups hot salsa
  • 3 tomatoes
  • 2 jalapenos
  • 1 bunch cilantro

Cook the pasta al dente. Saute onions until clear and add sausage. Cook until brown. Add salsa to sausage mixture and mix well. Remove from heat.  Dice tomatoes and jalapenos into small pieces and set aside. Chop cilantro and set aside. In a 9×11 inch glass baking pan, layer noodles, sausage mixture and cheese. Bake at 350F for 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and top with tomatoes, jalapenos, and cilantro.


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